Terminal Developer Sues City of Oakland to Overturn Coal Ban Ordinance

The Sierra Club

Yesterday, the Oakland Bulk & Oversized Terminal, LLC, owned by private developer Phil Tagami, sued the City of Oakland to overturn the ordinance banning coal from being handled and stored in the City of Oakland...Oakland has the right and duty to protect its residents and the Bay from pollution, which is what the City has done with this ban,” said Erica Maharg, Managing Attorney at San Francisco Baykeeper. “Toxic coal just doesn’t belong along the Bay shoreline or passing through our communities.”