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Victory for No Coal in Richmond: How It Happened

The scrappy industrial city of Richmond took a bold step toward a fossil fuel-free future on Tuesday night when its city council passed an historic land use ordinance banning the storage and handling of coal and petroleum coke in a three-year phaseout. This means that Richmond will no longer be the source of one-fourth of West Coast coal exports to Asian markets, and its children will be able to breathe a little easier.  The working class city of Richmond, home to the Chevron refinery and a host of other entrenched polluters, has begun at long last to transition from its dependence on toxic industry. The Hearing The vote itself took exactly ...