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 ...
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 ...
From Sen. Loni Hancock's press release
February 19, 2016
Four-bill package introduced in California Legislature
OAKLAND – Citing health and environmental threats posed by increased coal shipments in and out of California, Sen.Loni Hancock today introduced four proposed laws to restrict exports of the pollution-inducing fuel source.
“I was shocked when I first learned that a development project on the former Oakland Army Base would export millions of tons of coal to China and other countries,” Hancock said during an announcement ...
Orginally published on Friday, November 13, 2015 by Common Dreams
'It’s a powerful sign that the the fossil fuel era is beginning to come to an end'
by Andrea Germanos, staff writer
In what climate activists are celebrating as a "landmark" win, the Portland (Oregon) City Council on Thursday unanimously voted to pass a resolution opposing the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure in the city and its adjacent waterways.
"This is a huge victory for the movement and for climate stability," stated Mia Reback, climate ...