Coalition Opposing New Gas Stations


The Sonoma County Planning Commission will have a Resolution and Ordinance on their Thursday, February 2, 1pm meeting agenda to prohibit the construction of new gas stations in unincorporated portions of the County! (That is most of the land in Sonoma County)

Please send an email to the Commission (send to: and be at the meeting on February 2 to let them know you support the strongest possible Resolution and Ordinance.

Full agenda and details are here:

CONGRATULATIONS Santa Rosa! On August 23, 2022 in a 6-0 vote with one councilmember absent, Santa Rosa California became the fifth city in Sonoma County to permanently prohibit the permitting and construction of new gasoline stations within its borders. With this vote a majority of the nine cities in the County have acted in favor of this policy. Santa Rosa is also the largest city in the U.S. to adopt such a measure. Mark your calendars for September 7 when Windsor will take up the item.

CONGRATS Cotati!: On June 28, 2022 the Cotati City Council voted unanimously to prohibit the construction of new gasoline stations in their city. Cotati joins Petaluma, Rohnert Park, and Sebastopol in Sonoma County in adopting their ordinance. Windsor and Santa Rosa both have draft ordinances in the works.

These Sonoma County cities are among the first in a growing movement to cease expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure, in this case, gas stations. Calistoga in Napa County, San Anselmo in Marin County have both adopted similar bans. Los Angeles has the matter under consideration.

For more info, email:

In other news…

Gas Station Updates

Monthly New Gas Station Prohibition Ordinance Updates

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.

CONGAS meets online on a monthly basis. If you would like to attend a meeting, please email us.

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5 thoughts on “CONGAS

  1. Niki R.

    I’m in Stanislaus County, CA and they’re trying to put a gas station next to my neighborhood. The closest pump will be 300 feet from the closest home.
    They just released the plan to pass the initial study with mitigation. I am sick that a gas station will be so close to my kids. What steps can we take to fight this?

  2. Twyla Dell, Ph.D.

    Congratulations! I didn’t know about you and your mission. I am a climate activist, author and publisher. My new book, my 7th, will be published and available in the next two weeks: GOODNIGHT GASOLINE.
    It is patterned after the children’s classic GOODNIGHT MOON. In my work I only concentrate on stopping burning gasoline.

  3. Connie Palmer Smalley

    I send my congratulations to you folks residing in Petaluma/Sonoma Co from someone who views herself as an environmentalist – imitating CA’ actions to curtail environmental pollution by fossil fuels – 10 years ago I put solar panels of my roof to bring both hot water and electricity to my home. To the best of my knowledge, I am the only single family home to have both types of solar panels installed on my roof top. I take pride in my initiative. So I hope your city ban will be the beginning of a movement state wide, and may we hope, the nation. It has to begin somewhere, and California should lead the way as it has done for so many other environmental issues.

    PS. I lived in LA from 1953 to September, 1995 when my husband & I chose Madison, Wi. for our new residence.

    1. woodyhastings Post author

      Thank you Connie. Please feel free to use our resources to join with other like-minded folks in your community and start a campaign in Madison to prohibit new gas stations. No reason to wait!


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