Ordinance to get coal and petroleum coke out of Richmond passes!
The second reading of the recently passed Richmond Coal Ordinance will take place on Tuesday, January 28. We urge supporters to show up in red!
WHEN: Tuesday, January 28, 2019 6 pm.
WHERE: Richmond City Council Chambers, 440 Macdonald Ave., Richmond
WHAT: Final reading of the Richmond Coal Ordinance.
"Protect Our Health" signs and the last of our iconic t-shirts will be available outside before the meeting.
Toxic dust from coal and petroleum coke (pet coke) is polluting our neighborhoods. Richmond CA 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.
The Richmond Coal Ordinance establishes a fair process, gradually phasing out coal and poisonous petroleum coke (pet coke) and relying on the city’s legal authority to protect us.