This is it! Join us Tuesday, November 5 when the Richmond City Council will vote on the Richmond Coal Ordinance, a land-use measure that would phase out coal and petroleum coke (pet coke) handling and storage at the Levin-Richmond Terminal.
We expect many people to show up in opposition, so plan to arrive early. In July, faced with a rowdy show of force, the Richmond Planning Commission voted to delay approval of the ordinance. We need to show the council that the community supports passing the ordinance without delay and transitioning the terminal to cleaner commodities that won’t endanger the health of residents and workers.
No Coal in Richmond has collected more than 2,000 signatures on a letter to the City Council urging them to act now. Richmond already suffers from the areas’s highest levels of asthma and other health problems caused by bad air quality. The terminal is one of only two West Coast ports that ship coal overseas.
Richmond residents and workers are encouraged to testify about health impacts, visible dust, and other concerns. The best testimony is your story! Be sure to mention past or present union membership. For more information or guidance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Tuesday, November 5, 6:30 PM
(doors open at 6)
240 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond