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


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