Costco Wholesale applied for permission to build a mega gas station VERY close to the Kensington Heights neighborhood. Costco is supported by Westfield Group and Montgomery County government. Mega gas stations, if sited too close to homes, schools, and outdoor recreation facilities, expose people to unacceptable health risks. They also have negative impacts on quality of life because of increased air pollution, noise, traffic congestion, and potential degradation of ground water quality. Mega gas stations are a growing trend that should concern every neighborhood. More info is at www.stopcostcogas.org
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