66 results for month: 06/2016

No Coal Coalition Receives Eco-Warrior of the Year Award

At a party that drew many to downtown Oakland last night, Oakland Rising presented Townie Award for Eco-Warrior of the Year to the No Coal in Oakland coalition.  On hand to accept the award were Katy Polony of Sunflower Alliance and Brittany King of the Sierra Club.  Oakland Rising is a five-year old organization that aims to build and wield mass-based progressive political power, align and coordinate social justice forces, and develop new leaders in Oakland. Oakland Rising also named the Committee to Protect Oakland Renters as Townie of the Year, Nicole Lee as Youth Advocate of the Year, Black Youth Project 100 as Townie Volunteers of the Year, ...

National and Local Press Reports Oakland’s No Coal Vote

Numerous articles have appeared in the local and national press concerning the Oakland City Council's historic vote on coal: Oakland City Council votes to ban coal — from Utah or elsewhere — at its new port (Salt Lake Tribune, June 27, 2016) Utah counties determined to find port for coal (Deseret News, June 27, 2016) Oakland Votes to Block Large Shipments of Coal (New York Times, June 28, 2016) Oakland bans coal shipments in a blow to planned export facility  (Los Angeles Times, June 28, 2016) Oakland Council Bans Coal Shipments, Citing Health Risks (ABC News, June 28, 2016) Oakland City Council Votes to Ban Coal Exports in Big ...

City Council Votes 7-0 to Ban Coal in Oakland

In a resounding victory for No Coal in Oakland organizers and allies, Oakland residents, the Greater Bay Area community, and Planet Earth, the Oakland City Council voted unanimously on June 27, 2016 to prohibit shipping and handling of coal in Oakland. At a special meeting that began at 5:00 pm and packed the council chambers and three overflow rooms at City Hall, seven of Oakland's eight councilmembers heard summaries of reports by Assistant City Administrator Claudia Cappio and public health expert Zoë Chafe. Testimony was offered by many dozens of Oakland's children, elders, faith leaders, workers, business owners, pediatricians, teachers, and ...

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