Foes of Richmond Coal Back For Another Try

Mar 20, 2019
East Bay Express

After withdrawal of a 2018 proposal to regulate the dirty fuel, city councilmember proposes an eventual export ban... And the nonprofit Baykeeper sent speakers to the Richmond City Council and signed letters supporting the move to ban coal and petcoke. In settlement of a Baykeeper lawsuit, the Levin Terminal cleaned up its previous "really messy operations that allowed these products to get into the water" said Baykeeper Executive Director Sejal Choksi-Chugh. "But since then they have increased the amount of coal coming through their facility. That's resulted in more aerial pollution that could get into the water."

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