The Portland, Ore., city council unanimously approved a resolution Friday effectively preventing any new gas stations from being built.
The city’s resolution prevents the construction of new facilities to transport or store oil, gasoline, coal, and natural gas within Portland. The council didn’t unilaterally ban gasoline and oil to avoidviolating interstate commerce laws, but the goal of the resolution is to make shipping of fossil fuels prohibitively expensive for companies in the name of fighting global warming.
Adriana Voss-Andreae, director of a local environmental group, told the left-wing news site Climate Progress:
Our work is not done yet, but we feel that with this unanimous vote, there is good chance that the codifying language is going to be strong and signal to the fossil fuel industry that Portland is not open for their business.
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