Baykeeper Updates Related to Coal

BK In The News: July 5, 2016
Officials in Oakland, California, effectively ended proposals to open a new coal export terminal by voting to ban the transport and storage of the fossil fuel within city limits. “The transport and handling of coal would not only have had serious consequences for the health of local communities,...
Blog Post: June 28, 2016
The Oakland City Council has taken its final vote to approve an ordinance that bans coal from being handled and stored in the City of Oakland, including through a new bulk shipping terminal proposing to export millions of tons of coal. Baykeeper has been strongly advocating for Oakland city leaders...
Blog Post: April 11, 2016
Four bills introduced in the California Legislature by State Senator Loni Hancock would reduce the threat of pollution from coal in San Francisco Bay and local communities. Baykeeper supports all four. The proposed legislation will help prevent coal from being exported from the terminal proposed at...
Blog Post: April 4, 2016
Can 10 million tons of Utah coal per year be brought by train through the Bay Area and shipped from Oakland to Asia, without polluting neighborhoods and San Francisco Bay? The developers of a bulk shipping terminal in Oakland claim it can be done, in an opinion piece on the pages of the April issue...
Monthly Column: March 1, 2016
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. It looks like developers are trying to fool all of us who love San Francisco Bay—twice. For the second time in less than a year, development threatens the Bay with contamination from coal. Developers are proposing to build a shipping terminal...
Blog Post: November 25, 2015
In October, Baykeeper filed a lawsuit aimed at stopping the export of coal from a new shipping terminal proposed for Oakland. Baykeeper and our partners recently dismissed the suit, after Oakland city leaders announced they would decide the fate of the proposed coal export project after an ongoing...
Blog Post: October 2, 2015
Baykeeper is adding a legal challenge to our advocacy against the shipment of coal by rail along San Francisco Bay’s shoreline. On October 2nd, we filed suit in Alameda County Superior Court against the city of Oakland and the developer of a bulk shipping terminal included in the redevelopment of...
BK In The News: September 22, 2015
A lengthy public hearing in Oakland Monday afternoon and evening sought to parse out the benefits or drawbacks of exporting coal through a new shipping center under construction at the old Oakland Army Base in West Oakland. . . Opponents argued that the local community would be impacted by dust...
Blog Post: September 10, 2015
Baykeeper is standing up against coal contamination in San Francisco Bay. On September 21, Baykeeper will urge the Oakland City Council to cancel plans for exporting coal from a new shipping terminal. The terminal would receive coal in long trains running along railroad tracks near the Bay’s shore...
BK In The News: September 3, 2015
Oakland should reject a proposed waterfront coal export terminal because of the environmental and health impacts of shipping and burning coal. And the city has the legal authority to ban coal exports, according to Earthjustice, the Sierra Club, San Francisco Baykeeper, West Oakland Environmental...

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