Ninth Circuit Overturns Oakland Coal Ban

Courthouse News

The Ninth Circuit refused Tuesday to let the city of Oakland ban coal shipments from a new terminal... The city, which appealed Chhabria’s ruling along with the Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper, argued that the judge should have deferred to their experts’ assessments about pollution and mitigation measures at the time the council made its decision, instead of relying on OBOT’s extra-record evidence and his own judgment.