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Cities are starting to ban new gas stations

Jennifer A. Kingson of Axios reports that cities are starting to ban new gas stations.

The C3 Take
  • Petaluma, California’s city council, in a move that may become more common in liberal cities, has voted to permanently ban new gas stations.
  • Bans such as these limit consumer choice and create an over-dependence on China, which is the majority provider of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles.
  • Rather than imposing overbearing government regulations, governments should trust in the power and innovation of the free market to lower emissions.

“In Petaluma — where neighborhood opposition to a new Safeway gas station prompted years of litigation — the council voted unanimously last week to move forward with a permanent ban on new stations; a final vote will happen Monday.”

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