Richmond Port is a major shipping terminal in California's San Francisco Bay.
According to the Sierra Club (2014), several companies have proposed coal export facilities at Terminal 3 or 4 of Richmond Port, which could bring 1.8 to 5.5 million tonnes of coal per year.
In June 2013 Arch Coal sold its Utah coal mines to Bowie Resources. Bowie said it had agreed to ship 2.1 million tonnes of coal through the Port of Stockton, and had been in negotiations with Levin Richmond Terminal Corporation for the port of Richmond, which would provide Bowie with annual “topping off” capacity of an additional 1 million tonnes. Bowie also has mines in Colorado.
In May 2015, the Richmond City Council passed a resolution opposing the mining, export, and burning of coal, as well as the transport of coal and petcoke along waterways and through densely populated areas. Oakland and San Francisco passed similar resolutions banning the transport of coal and pet coke in their cities.
- Location: Richmond, California
- Proposed Coal Capacity (Million tonnes per annum): 1.8-5.5
- Status: Shelved
- Type: Exports
- Coal Source:
Articles and Resources
- "Dangerous and dirty coal exports threaten Bay Area," Sierra Club, May 19, 2014
- "New report details coal mining companies' exports," Greenpeace, July 24, 2014
- "Richmond City Council Votes to Oppose Coal and Petcoke Exports Out of Richmond," Sierra Club, accessed May 2015
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