Keep Coal Out of Oakland: yard signs available now!

  • Yard signs displayed in front yards, beside busy thoroughfares, and at freeway entrances throughout Oakland, June 2023

“Keep Coal Out of Oakland” yard signs began popping up across the city this week!

You can support the continuing campaign to keep coal out of Oakland by putting a sign in your yard (or large window) — we’ll deliver, all you have to do is let us know where (your Oakland address w/ cross street, and City Council District if you can).

Send your info at and we’ll get a sign to you pronto!

Why now?

On July 10, 2023 a trial is scheduled to begin, pitting would-be coal developers against the City of Oakland. The City aims to enforce its 2018 termination of the developers’ lease because they failed to meet construction deadlines written into their contract. The developers are pressing for clearance to build a coal shipping terminal and for hyperinflated damage claims, on the pretext that the City is to blame for their failure to meet terms of a contract to which they themselves agreed.

If the developers prevail, they plan to ship coal overseas from the Oakland waterfront for decades, blanketing West Oakland with toxic coal dust that will cause serious damage to Oaklanders’ health … while escalating climate-changing emissions to which burning coal, whether in the U.S. or elsewhere, is a principal contributor.

Yard signs throughout the city will show that Oaklanders still reject a coal terminal on Oakland’s waterfrontas we did years ago in polls and (unanimously) through the Oakland City Council in 2016.


Yard Sign, Keep Coal Out of Oakland, 2023

Yard Sign, Keep Coal Out of Oakland, 2023


A coalition of organizations conceived, designed, and is distributing yard signs (graphic by Dani Zacky, Sierra Club) ahead of this summer’s pending trial in Alameda County Superior Court. Coalition organizations include: No Coal in Oakland, Youth vs. Apocalypse, the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project, Sierra Club, SF Baykeeper, the Asian Pacific Environmental Network, West Oakland Neighbors, 350 Bay Area, the Interfaith Council of Alameda County, Faith in Action, and East Bay Physicians for Social Responsibility.