Coalition Opposing New Gas Stations
Top News: (updated April 2022)
CONGRATS Rohnert Park!: On March 22 the Rohnert Park City Council voted unanimously to prohibit the construction of new gasoline stations in their city. Rohnert Park is the second city in Sonoma County after Petaluma to adopt such a ban, and is only the third in the U.S. Calistoga in Napa County has also banned new gas stations.
CONGRATS Sebastopol! On April 5 the Sebastopol City Council held its first vote on their new gas station ban and voted unanimously in favor. Second reading (final vote) is on April 19. Go Sebastopol Go!
SANTA ROSA‘s Climate Action Subcommittee reviewed their draft ordinance on February 9 and sent the item to the city’s Planning Commission. Stay tuned for when it will be on the agenda.
Windsor and Cotati also have ordinances in the works.
CONGAS’ next general meeting is on Thursday, May 5, 6pm. For meeting info, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In other news…
Congratulations to No Gas Here and others in Petaluma for defeating the Safeway Petaluma Gas proposal. Read all about it!
And THANK YOU Petaluma for being the first city in the U.S. to prohibit new gas stations! Read all about it!
Our mission is to stop the construction of new gas stations.
CONGAS stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and all who oppose racism and are fighting police brutality. Read more about the connection between gasoline use and social injustice here.
Below is a map of defeated and pending gas station proposals in Sonoma County:
Thanks to everyone who helped stop the gas station proposal at Highway 12 & Llano Road! Our June 18, 2020 action was covered in the Press Democrat and it was a big contributor to the developer’s decision to withdraw the proposal on July 2, 2020. We express gratitude to the developer for responding to the voice of the community. For archived documents related to this effort, please visit THIS PAGE created by our friends at Sebastopol Climate Action.
Please add your name and/or organization to our growing list of supporters by filling out THIS FORM.
Click HERE for a map of the gas station proposals we are opposing, or have defeated.
Please contact us to find out how you can help
There are currently three gas station proposals in Sonoma County. In the midst of a global climate crisis with local impacts already being felt, this is not a wise investment.
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