Let's get coal and petroleum coke out of Richmond!
City Council votes Tuesday, December 3.
On Tuesday, December 3, the Richmond, CA city council will vote on the Richmond Coal Ordinance. It will eliminate toxic dust from coal and petroleum coke (pet coke) that endangers the health of Richmond residents. The ordinance establishes a fair process, gradually phasing out the pollutants and relying on the city’s legal authority to protect us.
Toxic dust from coal and pet coke is polluting our neighborhoods. Richmond residents living and working near the Levin-Richmond Terminal see this dust outside on our cars and window sills. What we don't see are the microscopic harmful substances going deep into our lungs. They're in the air we breathe, in our homes, and where we work and play.
Richmond residents and workers cannot continue to be exposed to high levels of toxic coal and pet coke dust. We already suffer from elevated levels of asthma, heart disease, and other health effects caused by bad air quality.
To make Richmond a healthier place to live, we need to end the storage and handling of coal and pet coke at the Levin-Richmond Terminal.
Richmond residents: Do you, your co-workers, or family members suffer from asthma, COPD, or other health problems caused by air pollution? Come to the city council on Tuesday, December 3 and help us defeat the profiteers who put money over the health of our community.
Read our letter to the Richmond City Council asking them to halt coal and pet coke operations, then sign it here. Over 2,000 signatures to date!