Baykeeper Updates Related to Coal

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...
BK In The News: April 11, 2017
Next Thursday, April 20, U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria will hear the first arguments in the historic courtroom battle between the City of Oakland and local developer Phil Tagami who wants to build a major coal export facility on the West Oakland waterfront.  The City of Oakland, Sierra...
BK In The News: February 17, 2017
A pair of environmental organizations filed motions in California federal court on Thursday, asking to intervene to defend the city of Oakland against a suit alleging it violated the commerce clause when it passed an ordinance aimed at preventing the export of coal, and pushing for the dismissal of...
BK In The News: February 16, 2017
Oakland, Calif. - Today Earthjustice, representing San Francisco Baykeeper and the Sierra Club, filed a motion to intervene in the lawsuit from Oakland Bulk & Oversized Terminal, LLC, owned by private developer Phil Tagami, challenging Oakland’s ban on handling and storage of coal in Oakland....
Press Release: February 16, 2017
Oakland, Calif. - Today Earthjustice, representing San Francisco Baykeeper and the Sierra Club, filed a motion to intervene in the lawsuit from Oakland Bulk & Oversized Terminal, LLC, owned by private developer Phil Tagami, challenging Oakland’s ban on handling and storage of coal in Oakland....
Blog Post: December 12, 2016
In June 2016, the Oakland City Council took an historic step and unanimously approved an ordinance banning coal from being handled and stored in the City of Oakland. Despite broad local support for the City’s bold decision to strongly protect public health, the developer of a proposed new shipping...
BK In The News: December 12, 2016
Yesterday, the Oakland Bulk & Oversized Terminal, LLC, owned by private developer Phil Tagami, sued the City of Oakland to overturn the ordinance banning coal from being handled and stored in the City of Oakland... “Oakland has the right and duty to protect its residents and the Bay from...
BK In The News: July 5, 2016
Officials in Oakland, California, effectively ended proposals to open a new coal export terminal by voting to ban the transport and storage of the fossil fuel within city limits. “The transport and handling of coal would not only have had serious consequences for the health of local communities,...
Blog Post: June 28, 2016
The Oakland City Council has taken its final vote to approve an ordinance that bans coal from being handled and stored in the City of Oakland, including through a new bulk shipping terminal proposing to export millions of tons of coal. Baykeeper has been strongly advocating for Oakland city leaders...
Blog Post: April 11, 2016
Four bills introduced in the California Legislature by State Senator Loni Hancock would reduce the threat of pollution from coal in San Francisco Bay and local communities. Baykeeper supports all four. The proposed legislation will help prevent coal from being exported from the terminal proposed at...

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