A Colorado city is going to be looking at a resolution that could potentially ban all new gas stations and automobile service stations in an attempt to combat climate change.
The ordinance is now before the City Council and if passed it would cap the number of gas stations and service stations for Louisville, Colorado, to six. The possibility of a seventh would also be available but only if the seventh was part of a large retail center.
Council member Maxine Most told Fox News that it was their duty to try and address climate change which is hurting both the planet as well as the “health, well-being and livelihoods of the constituents we represent in Louisville.”
The City Council ordinance would define automobile service stations as any business which is “engaged in the sale of motor fuels and in supplying goods and services generally required in the operation and maintenance of automotive vehicles and the fulfilling of motorists’ needs.” It further states that other “major automotive repairs, painting, body and fender work are prohibited.”
New gas stations would be required to have at least two charging stations available within 1,000 feet of the existing stations.
Louisville is a Denver suburb with close to 1,000 residents and it currently has five gas stations in the area. A sixth one was recently approved and is now going to be constructed in the area.
The Louisville Sustainability Advisory Board upon reviewing the proposal recommended that the number be limited to five and that the provision for the additional station for a large retailer should be removed.