Environmentalists file lawsuit to stop coal being shipped through Oakland
Environmental groups filed a lawsuit to try to put a wrench in an Oakland developer's plans to ship coal through the city. Earthjustice, on behalf of groups like Communities for a Better Environment, the Sierra Club and the Asian Pacific Environmental Network filed an action in Alameda County Superior Court to call for a new California Environmental Quality Act review before the project continues, the groups announced Friday The groups are protesting a proposal to ship Utah coal by rail through the new maritime bulk terminal being developed by Phil Tagami for the city at the former Army Base, a cornerstone project for the city.
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