Neighbors Against Bethany Lake Gas Station

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In Washington County, Land Use Code (law) updates are passed by the Board of Commissioners. We want to see Washington County pass a land use update to ban the development of gas stations within 1,500 feet of residences, public park or playground, school, hospital, church, theater, public library or building for public assembly; or any wetland, stream, river, flood plain, or environmentally sensitive area.

On May 17th, 2022 there will be a primary for 3 of the 5 Commissioner seats. We encourage everyone to email the candidates to ask where they stand on protecting public resources from gas stations.

Washington County At-Large Commissioner

Washington County District 2

Washington County District 4

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Hello CANDIDATE-

In the Bethany area of Washington County there is a proposed gas station that will store 52,000 gallons of petroleum 80 ft from the THPRD Rock Creek trail and Bethany Lake (Land Use Case L2100244). A spill would be a disaster and would likely cost hundreds of thousands to millions to clean up. And besides the cost, it would cause irreparable damage to this public park and ecosystem.

Do you support Washington County adding a setback requirement to protect public lands from damage from gas station leaks? Many other counties and cities across the country have done this already– Washington County should catchup.

I want to see Washington County pass a land use update to ban the development of gas stations within 1,500 feet of public park or playground, school, hospital, church, theater, public library or building for public assembly; or any wetland, stream, river, flood plain, or environmentally sensitive area.

See https://www.postpump.org/gas-station-land-use-codes for examples of setback requirements from other counties. See https://nabgas.com for information on the Bethany gas station

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