Activists, Residents Fight Plan to Ship Coal Through Oakland

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Environmentalists and city leaders are fighting a proposal to let a planned cargo terminal on a portion of the old Oakland Army Base become a way station for coal. Those who oppose the plan cite concerns about air quality and the effects of coal burning on climate change. The developer of the project, Oakland businessman Phil Tagami, says no commitments have been made to any particular commodity.


Jess Dervin-Ackerman, conservation program manager for the Sierra Club Bay Chapter

Dan Brekke, blogger and online editor for KQED