Baykeeper Updates Related to Coal

BK In The News: January 11, 2021
On Monday, the state of Utah officially joined a lawsuit started by Wolverine Fuels against the city of Richmond over an ordinance that is set to phase out all coal and coal byproduct storage in Richmond... Meanwhile, the city of Richmond, backed by California and environmental groups like the...
BK In The News: November 19, 2020
The Bay Area and Coal Country seem worlds apart. But it turns out the San Francisco Bay plays a critical role in the export of coal to Asia. Unbeknown to most, the bay is home to one of only two deep sea ports on the entire West Coast that export coal to Asia.
BK In The News: August 27, 2020
A federal judge on Thursday advanced three lawsuits claiming a Bay Area city’s ban on the handling and storage of coal and petroleum coke is based on faulty science, preempted by federal laws and interferes with foreign and interstate commerce... The judge also granted a motion by two environmental...
BK In The News: August 3, 2020
The Ninth Circuit on Monday stood by its decision that Oakland, California, cannot ban a cargo-shipping terminal developer's proposed coal operation based on health and safety concerns... No other Ninth Circuit judge requested a vote on the en banc rehearing bids by Oakland, the Sierra Club and San...
BK In The News: July 20, 2020
The Ninth Circuit wrongly said that Oakland can't ban a cargo shipping terminal developer's proposed coal operation based on health and safety concerns... The Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper are represented by Colin C. O'Brien, Adrienne Bloch, Heather M. Lewis and Marie E. Logan of...
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...
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...

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