Photos by Elliot Karlan
A few dozen people protested a planned 14-pump gas station at Novato’s Costco at the Vintage Oaks last weekend. The facility, which includes three 40,000-gallon underground fuel tanks, was scheduled to go before the city’s Planning Commission this week and then on to the City Council for a final decision. Environmental groups such as Marin Conservation League, Marin Audubon and 350 Marin opposed the plan on grounds it is “counterproductive” to the transition to green automobiles. The Novato Chamber of Commerce has come out for the station.