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Bay Area city bans coal exports; Vote by lawmakers in Richmond adds to loss of ports for the fuel along the West Coast.

Jan 16, 2020 - Los Angeles Times

A crucial route for American coal exports to Asia is drying up after yet another U.S. port city passed a law to bar the fuel from leaving its shores.

Lawmakers in Richmond, Calif., voted Tuesday to impose a ban on coal, targeting a terminal that handles about a quarter of exports from the West Coast.

Richmond is joining other West Coast cities that have prohibited shipping the fossil fuel through their ports, choking off key routes to some of the only coal markets in the world still ...