Northern Missouri Lawmaker Warns about Shortage of Gas Stations Near Missouri-Iowa Border; Says It’s a Safety Issue

A key northern Missouri state lawmaker is warning about safety issues due to the lack of gas stations near the Missouri-Iowa border. Newtown State Representative Danny Busick (pronounced like BEW-sick), the House Small Business Committee’s vice chair, has to drive at least 25 miles to get gasoline. He drives past SIX towns that have gas stations that have closed in recent years:

Busick says regulations make it too difficult to operate small, rural gas stations. He says some of the gas stations that have closed were operated by families who have died. He says those stations were grandfathered in and that they should be grandfathered in again, to another owner.