Tag Archives: environmental health

Bay Area residents, environmental activists and health advocates rally in front of City Hall demanding a stop to coal export talks. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Coal’s Health Dangers Spark Local Debate

  As hundreds rallied at Oakland City Hall Tuesday protesting possible coal shipments through the developing Oakland Army Base, health concerns were one of the key issues that people raised.
A pile of coal sits near the Crandall Canyon Mine northwest of Huntington. Mining experts say Utah has about 40-45 years of coal left. Photo courtesy of Kristin Nichols, Deseret Morning News.

Tagami’s Behind-the-Scenes Deal to Bring Coal to Oakland Draws Opposition

Now that the Oakland Army Base development project is well underway, city developer and project manager Phil Tagami is working on a behind-the-scenes $53 million deal to ship coal from Utah through the new Oakland [...]
Kenneth Phillips, owner of Automatic Recycling Solutions

Berkeley Recycler Seeks to Keep Toxic E-Waste Out of the Environment

For entrepreneur Kenneth Phillips, starting his own business was a lifelong dream, and the Bay Area native found his niche in the recycling industry. Specializing in electronic waste disposal, Automatic Recycling Solutions in Berkeley collects [...]