Tag Archives: Oakland Army Base

Decenas de líderes religiosos y activistas ambientales se manifestaron en frente del Ayuntamiento de Oakland, en oposición a la posibilidad de transportar a través de Oakland. Foto por Tulio Ospina.

Clergy Warn of Dangers of Coal While Some Church Leaders Say Coal Will Bring Jobs Here

Dozens of Bay Area faith leaders, including representatives of Baptist, Jewish, Roman Catholic and Episcopal communities, gathered at the steps of City Hall on Tuesday, rallying against the prospect of transporting millions of tons of [...]
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Longshore Workers Vote to Oppose Coal Exports in Oakland

  Longshore workers and marine clerks who have moved cargo at the Ports of Oakland and San Francisco since 1934 have rejected a developer’s plan to export coal through the former Oakland Army Base. International [...]
Demonstrators rallied outside the Rotunda building in downtown Oakland in May, where Phil Tagami’s California Capital & Investment Group is located, calling on him to keep his promise not to bring coal into Oakland. Photo by Ethan Buckner.

Public Hearing on Coal Set for Sept. 21

The Oakland City Council will hold a hearing on Monday, Sept. 21 to allow the public to voice its opinions on the export of coal through the Oakland Army Base.
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Rally Says: “No Way, No Coal”

  A coalition of environmental groups, concerned residents and local leaders held a rally on the steps of City Hall Tuesday demanding, “No coal in Oakland,” opposing a potential project to export the fossil fuel [...]
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 [...]
Rendering of Oakland Global Trade & Logistic Center to be built on the Port of Oakland and City of Oakland Army Base property.

Residents Ask: Where Are the Community Benefits on Port Railway Project?

The future of Oakland as a conduit for global commerce took a big step forward recently when the Port of Oakland and Union Pacific Railroad started construction on a project to link the ongoing development [...]
Aerial photo of the Oakland Army Base rail project. Photo courtesy of the Port of Oakland.

Construction Begins on Army Base Railroad Connection

A global logistics hub envisioned for Oakland’s decommissioned army base took a big step forward when the Port of Oakland and Union Pacific Railroad start construction to link the site the railroad’s main line. “Connecting [...]
Mayor Jean Quan. Photo by Spencer Whitney.

Mayor Jean Quan Leaves Rich Legacy for Oakland

Jean Quan’s legacy as mayor of Oakland is marked by major improvements in public safety, economic advancement and environmental initiatives in the city. Mayor Quan was the first mayor to work directly with the federal [...]