Let's get dirty coal outta Richmond! Sign the letter to the City Council
Toxic dust from coal and petroleum coke is polluting our neighborhoods. Richmond residents living and working along the rail line and 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 cannot continue to be exposed to high levels of toxic coal and petroleum coke (petcoke) dust. We already suffer from elevated levels of asthma and other health effects caused by bad air quality.
To make Richmond a healthier place to live, we need to end the export of coal and petcoke.