Coal Plant on Oakland Waterfront Gets OK From Judge

A judge says a developer has the right to store and ship large amounts of coal from a waterfront terminal in Oakland despite objections from city officials and environmental groups. Oakland had agreed in 2013 to allow developer Phil Tagami’s Oakland Bulk and Oversized Terminal, or OBOT, to build a $250 million shipping terminal near the Bay Bridge toll plaza. The terminal is part of a 130-acre development that Tagami’s California Capital & Investment Group has undertaken at the old city-owned Oakland Army Base.

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