We understand that some feel the battle over Costco's request (to put a gas station next to its store in Wheaton) to be illogical, or unreasonable, or a waste of time.
If you are one such citizen, please consider two simple questions:
1. Suppose this was about a proposed WAWA gas station in Timbuktu. Suppose you had a friend in Timbuktu and your friend had two small kids. And suppose your friend had done some reading and was convinced the proposed location of the station would make an incremental increased risk of 5% that his kids would develop asthma, or cancer, or some other medical problem. How would you feel about that situation?
2. Suppose you want to have access to the "cheap gas" that Costco may sell in Wheaton. And you understand that you have to pay to join Costco (or perhaps you already have), that you may have to wait in line to buy the gas, and that you may save only a few cents per gallon. Does your "need" for the Costco gas station out-way the concern that your friend (in Timbuktu) has about the health risks to his kids?
For more info, please look at our website: www.stopcostcogas.org
Take a look at the documents we submitted to the Hearing Examiner. To save time, skip all the long ones and read the one entitled "Concise Summary". It is essentially one page long.