Proposed Oakland Shipping Terminal Stirs Health, Environmental Concerns Over Coal

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On Tuesday, Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed a bill that allocates $53 million of Utah's money to help build a cargo terminal in West Oakland. Supporters of the bill argue that the project will bring in much-needed jobs and enable Utah to ship its coal to markets overseas. But environmentalists in the Bay Area oppose the project, arguing that it will contribute to pollution and health problems in a neighborhood already impacted by poor air quality. Forum gets an update on the project and how it may affect Oakland.

Guests:

Darwin BondGraham, reporter, East Bay Express

Jessica Yarnall Loarie, staff attorney, Sierra Club

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