Baykeeper Updates Related to Coal

Blog Post: April 4, 2016
Can 10 million tons of Utah coal per year be brought by train through the Bay Area and shipped from Oakland to Asia, without polluting neighborhoods and San Francisco Bay? The developers of a bulk shipping terminal in Oakland claim it can be done, in an opinion piece on the pages of the April issue...
Monthly Column: March 1, 2016
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. It looks like developers are trying to fool all of us who love San Francisco Bay—twice. For the second time in less than a year, development threatens the Bay with contamination from coal. Developers are proposing to build a shipping terminal...
Blog Post: November 25, 2015
In October, Baykeeper filed a lawsuit aimed at stopping the export of coal from a new shipping terminal proposed for Oakland. Baykeeper and our partners recently dismissed the suit, after Oakland city leaders announced they would decide the fate of the proposed coal export project after an ongoing...
Blog Post: October 2, 2015
Baykeeper is adding a legal challenge to our advocacy against the shipment of coal by rail along San Francisco Bay’s shoreline. On October 2nd, we filed suit in Alameda County Superior Court against the city of Oakland and the developer of a bulk shipping terminal included in the redevelopment of...
BK In The News: September 22, 2015
A lengthy public hearing in Oakland Monday afternoon and evening sought to parse out the benefits or drawbacks of exporting coal through a new shipping center under construction at the old Oakland Army Base in West Oakland. . . Opponents argued that the local community would be impacted by dust...
Blog Post: September 10, 2015
Baykeeper is standing up against coal contamination in San Francisco Bay. On September 21, Baykeeper will urge the Oakland City Council to cancel plans for exporting coal from a new shipping terminal. The terminal would receive coal in long trains running along railroad tracks near the Bay’s shore...
BK In The News: September 3, 2015
Oakland should reject a proposed waterfront coal export terminal because of the environmental and health impacts of shipping and burning coal. And the city has the legal authority to ban coal exports, according to Earthjustice, the Sierra Club, San Francisco Baykeeper, West Oakland Environmental...
BK In The News: June 22, 2015
Trains heaped with coal pass through Richmond every week on their way to the city’s port. In Parchester Village, a largely black and Latino neighborhood in northwestern Richmond, residents say coal dust blows off the open mounds, covering the grass and coating their screen doors. . . Three years...
Blog Post: May 21, 2015
The city council of Richmond this week passed a resolution opposing the transport of coal and petroleum coke (a toxic byproduct of oil refining) in open rail cars through the city. Shipping coal and pet coke in open cars can spread highly toxic dust into surrounding areas, contaminating...
Blog Post: October 10, 2014
In a critical win for stopping toxic industrial pollution in San Francisco Bay, Baykeeper has secured an agreement with the Levin-Richmond Terminal Corporation to install an excellent set of controls to protect the Bay from toxic runoff.    Levin-Richmond is a major shipping terminal that handles...

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