Richmond reaches settlement to proceed with coal ban by 2027

Nov 23, 2021
San Francisco Chronicle

After legal battles with the coal industry, Richmond has reached an agreement with its shipping port and its suppliers to halt shipments and storage of coal by the end of 2026, eliminating the dust-generating fuel at one of only three California ports that now receive it.

The Richmond City Council voted in January 2020 to ban coal shipments from the privately owned Levin-Richmond Terminal, which had sent nearly 1 million tons of the mineral from the port to Japan and South Korea in 2019, and to give businesses three years to phase out use of coal and its byproduct, petroleum coke or petcoke.

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