• COMMUNITY ADVOCACY WEBSITE

  • NO COAL IN VALLEJO!

    MEETING

    Thursday, February 28, 6:30pm - 8:30

    Green Hive Spaces, 425 Virginia St, Ste. B, Vallejo

    (Across from Time Herald Bldg.)

    Dear No Coal in Vallejo Members,

    Please join us for a meeting to discuss organizing to

    keep coal out of Vallejo. We will review what others in

    our region are doing, how they have been successful,

    and what you can do, too! See you there!

    Thanks,

    John Kenney

  • Mission Statement

    "Shut the Coal Loophole in the City of Vallejo."

    CITY OF VALLEJO CONCERNED CITIZENS
    NO COAL RESISTANCE

    THE CITY OF VALLEJO NEEDS TO SET OFFICIAL
    NO COAL POLICY

  • Regional Issues
    "The city of Oakland took an important step recently
    documenting the health and safety risks, and climate impacts
    of coal and specifically banning its shipment through the city.
    Other localities should follow suit --
    and the state should too -- to reduce and, ultimately,
    eliminate the shipment of coal through all California ports."
    -
    GOV. JERRY BROWN, AUGUST 26, 2016

  • VMT (Vallejo Marine Terminal) is a planned privately owned terminal in Vallejo, California, which will likely process coal and petroleum coke to be shipped to global markets in Asia and South America. Coal be transported through the Vallejo community in open-top rail cars. Coal is the direct cause of the most prevalent form of pollution causing major health problems and greatly affecting the quality of life and even the death rate of people living in the vicinity of these facilities.

    KPIX CBS SF Bay Area

    Published on May 15, 2018

    A federal judge in San Francisco today struck down an attempt by the city of Oakland to ban the shipment of up to 5 million metric tons of coal per year through a planned terminal at the former Oakland Army Base. Juliette Goodrich reports.

     

    KPIX CBS SF Bay Area

    Published on May 8, 2018​
     

    There's been a large increase in coal exports at the Port of Richmond. Andria Borba reports. Cold Dust proliferation.

     

     

     

    ACTIVE POLLUTION
     

    Dirty Coal Train Rumbles through the neighborhood streets and greater communities of Richmond.

     

     

     

     

     

  • The Port of Stockton brings in 230 ships from 55 countries, moving approximately 4 million tons of cargo with a value exceeding $1.5 Billion annually. The City reports that the port supports more than 5,500 local family wage jobs and to contribute to the economic vitality of the region. Its inland location brings together river, road, and rail in a distribution corridor serving Stockton, California and the US.

    The Port of Los Angeles processed 826,638 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in August 2018, a 2.5 percent dip compared to August 2017, which was the Port’s busiest August to date. It was the second-strongest August in the Port’s history and the sixth busiest month ever at the Port of Los Angeles.
    “In addition to being one of our top 10 busiest months, August marked the inauguration of APL’s Eagle Express here in Los Angeles,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka. “This weekly China to LA service provides an unmatched level of speed to market and is yet another example of our focus on customer service and response to market demand.”

    WESTSHORE TERMINALS
    Ezra Levant of The Rebel Media Reports joins Sun columnist Lorne Gunter to discuss yet another case of environmentalist hypocrisy, which he exposed in a column about the largest export terminal for American coal in the Port of Vancouver, Canada.

     

     

  • COAL NEWS

    PBS

    Published on Apr 24, 2012

     

    See the full episode at http://video.pbs.org/video/2226356267/ Did you know coal supplies nearly half of America's electricity? Visit Black Thunder Mine with Yul Kwon and discover how we mine this pivotal material.

    CNN

    Published on Nov 23, 2015

    SUBSCRIBE 4.9M

    CNN's John D. Sutter visits the Northern Cheyenne Indian reservation, which has become an island of intact prairie in a sea of coal mines.

     

    PBS

    Published on Apr 24, 2012

     

    See the full episode at http://video.pbs.org/video/2226356267/ 

    Did you know coal supplies nearly half of America's electricity?

    Visit Black Thunder Mine with Yul Kwon and discover how this

    toxic material is mined.

    EPIC FAIL

    Massive Coal Train breaks apart as it winds

    its way to West Coast "dumping" grounds

    for transshipment to Asia and/or South America.

     

     

    Fort Mason Center for the Arts and Culture
    September 4–23, 2018 | San Francisco, CA

    COAL+ICE is a documentary photography and video exhibition, co-curated by Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas and renowned Dutch exhibition designer Jeroen de Vries, featuring the work of over 30 photographers from around the world. The exhibition visually narrates the complex consequences of climate change that are triggered by humankind’s use of fossil fuels.

    FEATURE FILM INSIGHT INTO COAL CULTURE
    Official video for Stone Jack Jones' 'Black Coal' featuring West Virginia.

    Super 16mm Kodak black & white stock. Directed by ZACK SPIGER (zackspiger.com)
    Photographed by ZACK SPIGER and MADISON ROWLEY
    Editorial by SACHA SZWARC
    Film scanning and grading by ERIC ROSEN at LIGHTPRESS

    BLOOMBERG
    Billionaire philanthropist Michael Bloomberg pledged an additional $64 million for the initiatives intended to slash the number of U.S. coal power plants. Bloomberg's charity announced the money will be donated to environmental groups working to replace coal-fired plants with cleaner forms of energy production. Move comes after Trump administration threatens to repeal the Clean Power Plan. Originally published at -
    https://www.voanews.com/a/4067019.html

  • COAL AIR POLLUTION

    HEALTH & WELLNESS vs. DISEASE & ILLNESS

    Pollution Cycle

    NO COAL IN VALLEJO

    Coal Generates 40% of Earth's Energy

    NO COAL IN VALLEJO

  • NO COAL - NO AIR POLLUTION

    HEALTH & WELLNESS vs. DISEASE & ILLNESS

    No Coal is Clean Coal

    No Coal in Vallejo

    Clean Coal is a Dirty Lie

  • TRUTH & CONSEQUENCES

    No Coal — No AIR Pollution

    Coal

    Plants processing and/or burning coal are the largest single source of carbon pollution in the United States. Reducing carbon pollution from industrial plants will save lives and improve health. The coal corporations operations are currently spewing toxics into the air we breathe. Here’s why it's so important to reduce power plant pollution.

    Pollution

    Carbon pollution traps heat in our air raising the Earth’s temperature. Warmer temperatures help generate ozone and smog, which can cause shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing — and can worsen asthma and other lung diseases. This can cause people to require medical care or hospitalization, and even result in premature death.

    Climate Change

    Rising temperatures from heat-trapping carbon pollution leads to droughts, increasing risk of wildfires threatening homes, food and water supplies. However, that’s not all we get from power plants. There’s also particle pollution known as soot. This form of air pollution causes heart attacks and strokes and increases the risk of early death.

    Community Action

    Sadly the list keeps growing. Mercury can lead to developmental birth defects. Nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide trigger asthma attacks and increase the risk of hospital and ER visits. These pollutants already affect the lives of millions of Americans. Reducing pollution from plants will improve health and save lives. To learn more prevention and treatment visit the American Lung Association.

  • COAL-FIRED PLANT

    Informational Autopsy — How They Work.

  • NO COAL IN VALLEJO!
    Regional Organizing Meeting Held October 6, 2018

    The NO COAL IN VALLEJO initiative and this site have been formed to provide you with information and news regarding the status of the third party entities brining coal to to the proposed Vallejo Marine Terminal - VMT, as well as organizing ways for community members to get involved in helping to shut it down. Citizens of Vallejo have the most to lose and will suffer the greatest negative environmental, medical and social impact. Working together we are the stakeholders who have the community’s best interest as our highest priority.

  • PETITION

    I Oppose Coal in Vallejo.
    I would Like to Volunteer to
    Help and to Sign the petition.

    public library Vallejo, CA 94590
    by Reservation
    415-300-6636
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    PO Box 4299
    Vallejo, CA 94590

    415-300-6636

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