Following Oakland’s failed ban on coal transport, Richmond officials will consider their own

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The Richmond City Council will soon consider an ordinance that would restrict the handling of coal and petcoke, a byproduct of oil refining, on port terminals in Richmond. A draft of the ordinance, introduced in December, has been approved by the city attorney, and it is expected to go to the council for a vote, although according to that office, a date has not been set yet.

A coalition called No Coal in Richmond (NCIR) has lobbied for the ordinance….

An excerpt from Oakland North