A suburb of Denver, Colorado has voted to ban the construction of new gas stations in order to address “environmental concerns with the continued use of gasoline powered vehicles and equipment.”
The Louisville City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday in support of a 2022 ordinance limiting the number of gas stations to six – with an exception carved out for one more (for a total of seven) if big box stores such as Costco or Sam’s Club build a store that’s 80,000 feet or larger and includes a gas station.
The limitation includes existing gas stations.
A 79-page report of the ordinance issued by the City Council on the day of the vote in part states such caps on gas stations “is a growing trend for local municipalities due to health and environmental concerns with the continued use of gasoline powered vehicles and equipment.”
The reports also states gas station “bans may also be seen as promoting the use of electric vehicles.” – Just the News
The report acknowledges that gasoline is still required for non-electric vehicles.