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Richmond City Council Meeting
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
The Richmond City Council has pushed back the date of its vote on the Richmond Coal Ordinance, which will now be held on Tuesday, December 3. Still at 6:30 pm at 440 Civic Center Plaza!
The ordinance phases out the storage and handling of coal and petroleum coke (pet coke) over a three year period.
We expect many people to show up in opposition, as happened at the Planning Commission hearing, so get there early. Faced with a rowdy show of force, the commission voted to delay approval of the ordinance. We need to show the council members that there are even more people who support passing the ordinance without delay and transitioning the terminal to cleaner commodities that won’t endanger the health of residents and workers.
Richmond residents and workers are encouraged to testify about health impacts, visible dust, and other concerns. If you are willing to speak, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information about this process.
No Coal in Richmond has collected more than 2,000 signatures on a letter to the City Council urging them to act to end coal and petroleum coke handling and storage at the Levin-Richmond Terminal. Richmond already suffers from the area’s highest levels of asthma and other health problems caused by bad air quality.
For more information and updates, check our website at https://ncir.weebly.com/
Time to get coal out of Richmond!