Utah Joins Coal Shipping Lawsuit Against City of Richmond

California Globe

On Monday, the state of Utah officially joined a lawsuit started by Wolverine Fuels against the city of Richmond over an ordinance that is set to phase out all coal and coal byproduct storage in Richmond... Meanwhile, the city of Richmond, backed by California and environmental groups like the Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper have said that the pollution is only getting worse. According to the Census Bureau, coal exports coming through Richmond have shot up from 120,000 tons being shipped in 2016 to 738,000 tons shipped in 2019, owing to more ports closing off coal exports.