Federal Judge Rules Against Oakland, Allows Coal Terminal Lawsuit to Proceed

East Bay Express

A federal judge ruled today that a lawsuit brought by the developer of a proposed coal export terminal can proceed against the City of Oakland. The court rejected the city’s motion to have the lawsuit dismissed...
... Attorneys for the Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper argued that the City of Oakland won't necessarily defend the full set of environmental interests that their members are concerned about, therefore the judge should let them into the case.

"The city has to balance environmental interests with the financial pressure from OBOT," said Colin O’Brien, an attorney with Earthjustice, who is representing the groups.