Environmental, community groups, mayor, and city council join forces to stop proposed Oakland coal export terminal

The battle over the proposed coal terminal in Oakland is a story of insider opportunism, broken promises, community outrage, grass roots leadership, and responsive political leaders.

Source: Sierra Club
San Francisco Bay Chapter
Key players include a powerful developer, a former port director and former port commissioner on opposite sides of the battle, the city council, a Utah coal company, MFN members Earthjustice and West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project, numerous other environmental and community organizations, including the Sierra Club, and angry citizens.

The final chapter has not been written, but public hearings and city council meetings are being scheduled, and I am optimistic this project can be stopped.  Stay tuned!

For more information, see:

OP-ED: Shipping Coal Through Oakland, “Yet Another Attempt to Exploit My Community”, by Margaret Gordon, PostNews Group

Public Will Weigh In On Bringing Millions Of Tons Of Coal To Bay Area, CBS

Oakland City Council to have public hearing on exporting coal, Contra Costa Times

Fight for a Coal-free Oakland, Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter

Oakland back in Big Coal’s crosshairs — secretive project to export coal from Oakland Army Base export facility revealed, The Yodler (April 24)