Baykeeper Updates Related to Coal

BK In The News: February 7, 2018
Oakland's coal controversy has gained considerable attention, but increased coal shipments through nearby Richmond have largely gone unnoticed... In 2012, Baykeeper sued the Levin-Richmond Terminal for failing to prevent petcoke and other pollutants from contaminating San Francisco Bay. The...
BK In The News: January 15, 2018
The company that wants to transport coal by rail to the Port of Oakland for overseas shipment says the city’s ban on coal-handling violates the Constitution, federal law and common sense... The Sierra Club and Baykeeper have intervened on the city’s side in the case and may participate in the trial...
BK In The News: January 15, 2018
A lawsuit challenging Oakland’s ban on coal shipments in and out of the city — a measure the City Council passed to head off plans to handle the fossil fuel at a proposed new port facility — is heading to trial in San Francisco on Tuesday... Erica Maharg, an attorney with San Francisco Baykeeper,...
BK In The News: January 8, 2018
Initial arguments start Wednesday in a federal lawsuit backed by Bowie Resource Partners to reverse Oakland’s coal ban — and potentially open new markets for Utah mines... The Sierra Club, an environmental group, has intervened on Oakland’s side, along with San Francisco Baykeeper, which advocates...
Monthly Column: January 2, 2018
Like a creature from a horror movie that keeps coming back from the dead, the threat of coal pollution is menacing San Francisco Bay again. And it could be coming to a neighborhood near you. This month, a trial is set to determine if a developer can overturn the City of Oakland’s recent ban on coal...
BK In The News: June 10, 2017
On Tuesday, June 6, United States District Judge Vince Chhabria granted Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper’s motion to intervene in developer Phil Tagami’s lawsuit against the City of Oakland. The lawsuit challenges the City’s  ban on coal storage and handling at a marine terminal to be...
BK In The News: June 7, 2017
A federal judge on Tuesday advanced a lawsuit challenging Oakland’s attempt to use its recent coal ban to block a new shipping facility’s plans to export the product... Chhabria’s order also allowed environmental groups the Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper to intervene as defendants, but...
BK In The News: April 24, 2017
A cargo terminal developer’s lawsuit against the city of Oakland for preventing coal from being shipped through the city will go to trial in January 2018... Chhabria, who is with the US District Court, Northern District of California, also granted intervenor status to the Sierra Club and San...
BK In The News: April 20, 2017
A federal judge ruled today that a lawsuit brought by the developer of a proposed coal export terminal can proceed against the City of Oakland. The court rejected the city’s motion to have the lawsuit dismissed... ... Attorneys for the Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper argued that the City of...
BK In The News: April 20, 2017
A federal judge on Thursday rejected Oakland’s request to dismiss a lawsuit filed by prominent developer Phil Tagami over a citywide ban on transporting or shipping coal... Margaret Rossoff of the group No Coal in Oakland, said the judge appeared to be willing to let the Sierra Club and San...

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