“Ban Coal Now!” Yard Signs: Help Oakland Say No To Coal!

Oakland needs you to put up a “Ban Coal Now!” yard sign.

As the City Council’s June 27th vote approaches let’s show council members, Mayor Schaaf, and our neighbors that 92% opposition to a coal export terminal found by State Senator Loni Hancock in a recent survey was and remains Oakland’s final answer.

Our communities — especially in West Oakland — have suffered too long and too deeply from highly-polluting transportation technology. Coal dust, a product of the dirtiest fossil fuel on Earth, would imperil the health of workers and endanger communities along railroad corridors, on top of needless and devastating contribution to global warming and climate change. And despite developers’ wild and unsubstantiated suggestions, careful analysis shows stopping shipment of coal through Oakland will have a negligible effect on jobs created by the larger Oakland Global waterfront development project.

Can you put a sign in your front yard or your window to stop shipment of coal through Oakland and neighboring cities? E-mail Lora Jo Foo, e-mail NoCoalinOakland@gmail.com, or send a message through our Contact page on this site — and we’ll deliver!