Colin O'Brien, Attorney, Earthjustice: "Phil Tagami broke his promise to the people of Oakland that he would not try to ship coal through this terminal. The City of Oakland stood up to his pressure and used their legal authority to ban coal from being handled or stored in Oakland on the basis that it poses a substantial risk to the health and safety of Oaklanders.
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Adrian Martinez, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “One shift on the board doesn't solve the problem. We need strong, clean air voices who are willing to roll up their sleeves and figure out how we solve this air pollution crisis.”
Adrian Martinez, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “The developer failed to address the diesel air pollution and other harms it will impose on the community. But, even more fundamentally, it violated an important California constitutional bar on private companies using the ballot process to pad their pockets.”