Petaluma Believed to Be 1st City in US to Ban New Gas Stations

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Petaluma has become what's believed to be the first city in the country to ban all new gas stations in an effort to curb carbon emissions.

The Petaluma City Council voted unanimously Monday to prohibit the creation, expansion, reconstruction and relocation of gas stations, encouraging owners to transition to stations that serve electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

The city of 58,000 people 40 miles north of San Francisco hopes to become carbon neutral by 2030.

"We need to do our part to help mitigate and adapt to our changing weather patterns that exist because of all the carbon we put in the atmosphere,'' Councilwoman D'Lynda Fischer, who spearheaded the initiative, said Tu... (Read more)