Richmond council kicks coal ban vote to January 2020

Richmond Confidential

After more than six hours of hot debate Tuesday night on a proposed ban of coal and petroleum coke in Richmond, the city council acceded to Mayor Tom Butt’s wishes and decided in a split vote to postpone the item... “Calling for more study is nothing more than reorganizing deck chairs on the Titanic,” said Ben Eichenberg, an attorney for San Francisco Baykeeper, a nonprofit working to mitigate pollution in the Bay.