Getting New Gas Station Benefits Without Jeopardizing Sumner Neighborhoods & Schools
As shown in the aerial above, a 7-Eleven gas station has been proposed for the southeast corner of Valley Avenue and Main Street.  Benzene and other compounds released to the air from gas stations can increase nausea, cancer, anemia, susceptibility to infections, and low birth weight among those living or learning within 500- to 1,000-feet.   The USEPA advises caution regarding schools located within 1,000-feet of a gas station.  Sumner High is within 1,000 feet of the proposed 7-Eleven site.
The City of Sumner does not require the measures adopted by other jurisdictions to protect area residents from the adverse health effects of compounds released at the pump and underground storage tank vents of new gas stations. 

Please add your name and contact information below to join with us in urging the Sumner City Council to adopt a 500-foot public health safety zone between new gas station sites and homes.  This measure will guide gas stations to locations where we can enjoy the benefits these establishments provide without exposing our neighbors to harmful fumes.  An analysis by CEDS determined that the public health safety zone will not preclude new gas stations in Sumner.  The setback would only apply to proposed - not existing -  gas stations.  

Further detail on the science supporting these concerns is available at the Alliance webpage:
Please only sign this petition once.

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* 1. Please add your name and contact information below to urge the Sumner City Council to protect your neighborhood and ours from new gas station impacts.  Your contact information allows us to let you know of our progress in ensuring your home and ours are protected from the health impacts of new gas stations.

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* 2. Please share the reasons why you're concerned about the health effects of new gas stations.  This explanation is vital to showing elected officials that you are truly concerned and not signing this petition just because someone asked.

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* 3. Are you active in a homeowner or neighborhood association or any other Sumner area organization?