No Coal in Richmond: Important Meeting 

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When:
June 4, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
2019-06-04T13:00:00-07:00
2019-06-04T14:30:00-07:00
Where:
Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
2540 Macdonald Ave. Richmond

No Coal in Richmond: Important Meeting

Photo by Baykeeper, 2013

Help plan an hour-long rally and press conference to be held right before the Richmond Planning Commission meets at 6:30 PM on June 20th to consider the historic Richmond Coal Ordinance.

You can contribute to making the No Coal in Richmond campaign a successful effort!  Even contributing an hour or two between now and June 20th will make a huge difference.

In December 2018, the Richmond City Council voted unanimously to send the Richmond Coal Ordinance to the City Attorney for review.  This land use ordinance relies on the city’s police powers to regulate businesses in the interest of residents’ health and safety, and it contains three main provisions:

  1. It prohibits new coal operations on private land in the city;
  2. It prevents existing facilities from expanding;
  3. It provides for a graduated phase-out of coal operations.

For more information about the ordinance, see the No Coal in Richmond website

And if you haven’t yet, please sign this letter to the Richmond City Council and Mayor supporting the ordinance to ban the handling and storage of coal and petroleum coke.  Urge them to vote ‘Yes’ on the ordinance and protect community health and the environment.

 

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