Baykeeper Updates Related to Coal

Press Release: July 9, 2020
In May this year, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled to block the City of Oakland's authority to stop coal pollution within its own city limits. Today, San Francisco Baykeeper and the Sierra Club -- through their attorneys at Earthjustice -- filed a request asking the court to reconsider its...
BK In The News: June 4, 2020
Over two years after Judge Vince Chhabria struck down the City of Oakland’s prohibition on handling and storage of coal at the former Oakland Army Base, the case was decided on appeal... “Protecting the Bay and Bay Area communities from dirty coal pollution has never been more important,” said Ben...
BK In The News: June 1, 2020
The Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper have moved to intervene as full parties in the lawsuits to defend the City of Richmond’s ordinance that phases out the storage and handling of coal and petroleum coke in the city...  The environmental legal organization Earthjustice is representing both...
Blog Post: May 29, 2020
Most people don’t consider the Bay Area to be Coal Country, but over the last few years Big Coal has been using San Francisco Bay to stage and process millions of tons of dirty coal at the Port of Richmond. Big Coal has its greedy eyes on the Port of Oakland and the Vallejo shoreline, too. That'...
Press Release: May 29, 2020
  Richmond, CA — Today, the Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper moved to interevene as full parties in the lawsuits to defend the City of Richmond’s ordinance that phases out the storage and handling of coal and petroleum coke in the city, and also filed an accompanying motion to dismiss the...
Press Release: May 26, 2020
  Oakland, CA — Today, over two years after Judge Vince Chhabria struck down the City of Oakland’s prohibition on handling and storage of coal at the former Oakland Army Base, the case was decided on appeal by three Ninth Circuit judges. The judges heard oral arguments on the appeal by the City of...
BK In The News: May 26, 2020
The Ninth Circuit refused Tuesday to let the city of Oakland ban coal shipments from a new terminal... The city, which appealed Chhabria’s ruling along with the Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper, argued that the judge should have deferred to their experts’ assessments about pollution and...
Blog Post: January 15, 2020
In a bold move, the City of Richmond voted to ban coal storage and handling. This is a huge step forward in the fight to protect local residents and stop dirty coal pollution in San Francisco Bay. Coal is extremely toxic—both for people and wildlife. It contains arsenic, mercury, and other harmful...
BK In The News: January 15, 2020
Community and Environmental Groups and Residents Applaud Council for Protecting Local Public Health   Contact: April Thomas, Sierra Club, april.thomas@sierraclub.org, 206-321-3850 Ben Eichenberg, Baykeeper, ben@baykeeper.org, 510-735-9700 x105   Richmond, Calif. — Last night, the Richmond...
BK In The News: January 10, 2020
The Richmond, CA City Council has a big decision to make next week... At least some of these measures stem from a 2012 lawsuit and resulting agreement with the San Francisco Baykeeper, which advocates for the health of the Bay.

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