Judge Unsympathetic to Oakland Coal Ban

Courthouse News Service

A federal judge said Thursday that the city of Oakland faces an “uphill battle” in its quest to stop a new, multimillion-dollar shipping facility from exporting coal... Chhabria also revealed that he was leaning toward granting a motion by environmental groups the Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper to intervene as defendants, as long as doing so wouldn’t allow them to obstruct a settlement agreement between the city and OBOT