Sign on to our Open Letter to Jon Brooks

As of mid-April 2024, OBOT v Oakland has been decided by a state court judge; Oakland’s appeal is in the works; hedge fund tycoon Jon Brooks lobbed a new lawsuit at the City last month … and our community remains steadfast in absolute opposition to a coal terminal on our waterfront

While the legal wrangling grinds on, it’s time to send a loud-and-clear message to Jon Brooks, who tried and failed to buy Oakland’s 2022 mayoral election after his shell company acquired the West Gateway sublease in bankruptcy court.

The message: irrevocable abandonment of plans to ship coal through our City is the only path to development of Oakland’s West Gateway.

You can read the full text of our Open Letter to Jon Brooks here.

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The Open Letter is co-sponsored by No Coal in Oakland, West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project, Youth vs. Apocalypse, Interfaith Council of Alameda County, Sierra Club Bay Area, SF Baykeeper, West Oakland Neighbors, 350 Bay Area, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Physicians for Social Responsibility – SF Bay Area, Sunflower Alliance, and No Coal in Richmond.

Your labor, neighborhood, faith-based, public health, environmental, or public interest group can sign onto the Open Letter using our organizational sign-on form.

Group photo (partial), West Oakland Community Rally, 2023-07-22

Group photo (partial), West Oakland Community Rally, 2023-07-22