Vote on ‘No Coal’ Ordinance
At the December 3 Richmond City Council meeting, after hours of public testimony, the vote on the Richmond Coal Ordinance was delayed to a later meeting. Well, that meeting is now just around the corner! On Tuesday, January 14, the Richmond City Council will finally vote on the ordinance, which would phase out current coal and petroleum coke storage and handling at Richmond’s Levin terminal. It would also prevent future coal and petcoke operations in the city.
Last year Richmond’s Levin terminal handled nearly one million metric tons of coal, which is stored in massive uncovered piles on the waterfront before being shipped overseas. This is a serious threat to Richmond’s public health and the environment.
City leaders can put a stop to this pollution. If you are a Richmond resident concerned about the effects of coal and petcoke dust pollution on your family’s health, now is your chance to make sure the council finally enacts the ordinance! Please join us on January 14 at 6:30 PM for the City Council meeting. Your presence will make a difference.
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Additional Directions: Accessibility Info: The meeting will take place inside the City Council Chambers in the Richmond City Council Building. This building is wheelchair-accessible via a ramp near the intersection of 27th Street and Nevin Avenue. Inside the Richmond City Council Building, there is another ramp that will take wheelchair users up to the level where the doors to the City Council Chambers are located.