If you learned that coal and petroleum coke dust containing arsenic, mercury, lead, and cadmium was blowing through your neighborhood, wouldn’t you want to take action? Join No Coal in Richmond to canvass about a proposed land use ordinance that will phase out existing coal handling and storage at the Richmond port. The ordinance will come before the Richmond City Council soon for a vote.
We’re working against time to inform Richmond residents about this ordinance. If passed, it will halt the megatons of coal-for-export rolling through their neighborhoods in mile-long trains of open rail cars and sitting in uncovered piles next to the Bay, just a few blocks from homes, schools, and workplaces.
Join us to door-knock to collect signatures on a letter to the city council demanding the strongest possible ordinance.
You’ll get a quick briefing, pick up materials and a map, and leave with a local partner. The work is gratifying and easy: 95% of those who respond say “No coal in Richmond? Where do I sign?” And then they thank you for doing this important work. Our outreach materials are in English and Spanish, and Spanish-speakers are particularly welcome.
Check out the new and improved No Coal in Richmond website for background, up-to-the minute news, and other ways you can fight this climate and public health menace in Richmond.
Sunday March 24, Saturday March 30, Sunday April 7
2:30 – 5 PM
Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
2540 Macdonald Ave., Richmond