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Total Ban on Coal in Oakland Set for Vote June 27

The City announced on Friday that a ban on coal storage and handling at Oakland’s proposed bulk terminal will be on the City Council's agenda on Monday, June 27, at 5 pm.  This is the City's first official confirmation that an outright ban will be put to a vote. Activists from No Coal in Oakland are optimistic that the full City staff report, due to be published late in the week, will recommend City Council action to ban coal and not a compromise with the developer that would endanger public health and safety in Oakland and increase greenhouse gas concentrations worldwide. “Phil Tagami can threaten to sue all he wants, but the City now has ...

Public Health Experts Highlight Risk of Coal Trains

A public health experts panel today released the results of an independent inquiry into the health and safety hazards of the proposal to ship coal through Oakland.

WOEIP Says Coal Scheme Violates Civil Right Act

In a letter to federal and Utah officials, Ms. Margaret Gordon and Brian Beveridge, co-directors of the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project (WOEIP), have identified potential violations of federal civil rights law in connection with the State of Utah's funding of a plan to ship Utah coal through a terminal to be constructed in West Oakland.   Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects people from discrimination based on race, color, and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. The State of Utah has passed legislation to divert $50 million provided by the federal government to assist ...

State Senate Approves Bills to Slow Coal But Will Jerry Sign?

This week the state Senate passed two bills sponsored by Sen. Loni Hancock that could present significant roadblocks for developer Phil Tagami’s plan to build a $250 million bulk commodities terminal and turn Oakland into a major coal export hub. SB 1277 – which the Senate approved Wednesday on a 25-13 vote – would require additional environmental review for the plan to ship up to 10 million tons of coal per year through Oakland. A companion bill, SB 1279 – which the Senate approved Thursday on a 25-9 vote – would prohibit the California Transportation Commission from allocating any state funds for projects proposed after Jan. 1, 2017, ...

Jerry Brown Remains Silent on Coal as His Financial Ties to Developer Are Exposed

Jerry Brown has a six-figure investment in Edgewater Park Plaza, an East Oakland office park that is owned and managed by CCIG, the company leading the charge to transport dirty coal through Oakland. Despite his preening declaration that "90% of the coal must stay in the ground" at the Vatican and in Paris last year,  Jerry Brown is a "climate pretender," not the climate hawk he purports to be, say activists from No Coal in Oakland. Despite entreaties from Jesuit priests, health care providers, NCIO supporters,  the San Francisco Chronicle, and other opponents of developer Phil Tagami's scheme to ship millions of tons of coal through Oakland each ...

City Council Sets June 27 Date for Vote on Coal

Above: Artist's rendition of an ordinance regulating coal. On May 3 the Oakland City Council took major steps towards adopting an ordinance relating to the threatened use of the Oakland Bulk and Oversize Terminal (OBOT) for storage and export of coal. The Council unanimously agreed to hold a first vote on a ordinance at a special meeting on Monday, June 27, starting at 5:00.  It will be the only item on the agenda.  Any ordinance must be voted upon at two separate meetings, and holding a first vote in June means the ban on coal sought by No Coal in Oakland could be enacted before the Council’s summer recess. Under City Council's rules ...