In an historic victory for environmental activists and local communities, the City Council voted unanimously at a heated council meeting this week to ban large amounts of coal from being stored and handled in Oakland.
Citing health and environmental threats posed by increased coal shipments in and out of California, Senator Loni Hancock on Friday introduced four proposed laws to restrict exports of the pollution-inducing fuel source.
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 [...]
By Margaret Gordon and Brian Beveridge Local businessmen Phil Tagami, Omar Benjamin and Jerry Bridges are on the wrong side of history as they pursue the construction of a coal export terminal at the [...]
Environmental groups represented by Earthjustice have withdrawn their lawsuit against the City of Oakland and a group of developers led by Phil Tagami’s CCIG for failing to conduct an environmental review of the possible impacts [...]
Environmental and community groups—Earthjustice, the Sierra Club, Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) and San Francisco Baykeepers—have filed a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) action in Alameda County Superior Court challenging the export of [...]
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 [...]