In 2019, officials in the Bay Area city of Petaluma placed a moratorium on new gas stations. This week, the City Council made it permanent.
Petaluma is the first city in the nation to ban new gas station construction. It’s just one part of a larger goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2030.
There are currently 16 gas stations in Petaluma — a town spanning 15 square miles. Two more are already in the works. Under the ordinance, these businesses cannot add additional gas pumps, but they're free to construct electric charging stations.
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