Richmond City Votes to End Coal Handling

Sierra Club
Community and Environmental Groups and Residents Applaud Council for Protecting Local Public Health
April Thomas, Sierra Club,, 206-321-3850
Ben Eichenberg, Baykeeper,, 510-735-9700 x105
Richmond, Calif. — Last night, the Richmond City Council voted to approve an ordinance that will prohibit the storage and handling of coal in Richmond in order to protect community health and safety. The ordinance will phase out storage and handling of coal and petroleum coke over a period of three years.