“It has come to my attention, that there are community concerns about a purported plan to develop a coal plant or coal distribution facility as part of the Oakland Global project. This is simply untrue…. [My company] is publicly on record as having no interest or involvement in the pursuit of coal-related operations at the former Oakland Army Base.” - Phil Tagami, December 2013
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Tons of CO2 Are At Issue
More than 1 billion tons of CO2 could be added to the atmosphere if Oakland's new commodities bulk terminal by the Bay Bridge toll plaza is dedicated to coal.
“We are going to have to set a clear goal. And that goal is almost unimaginable. One-third of the oil that we know exists as reserves can never be taken out of the ground. Fifty percent of the gas can never be used and over 90 percent of the coal.” - Gov. Jerry Brown at the Vatican, July 21, 2015
Good Week/Bad Week
"Governor, alleged champion of climate-change action: We're reserving a spot in 'Bad Week' until you take a stand on that plan to ship millions of tons of coal through Oakland."
- S.F. Chronicle, Insight, April 10, 2016