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August 5, 2016 | Blog Post

Cleaning Up California’s Dirty Freight System

California asserts its commitment to a strong economy and a healthy environment in its new Sustainable Freight Action Plan, but the state can do even more to clean up the polluting freight system.

June 7, 2016 | Feature

Fighting the Oakland Coal Nightmare

Developers, politicians and Utah coal barons wanted to bring California's largest coal export facility to West Oakland. Who schemed up the idea to send trainloads of coal to one of the most burdened neighborhoods in the area, and who worked to keep this nightmare from becoming a reality?

October 13, 2015 | Blog Post

Keeping Coal Out of Oakland

A $53 million backroom deal with a Utah consortium threatens to create the West Coast’s largest coal export terminal in Oakland, California.

October 2, 2015 | Case

Challenging Proposed Coal Export Terminal in Oakland, California

Contrary to the fundamental requirements of CEQA, the environmental review for the project to export Utah coal out of Oakland’s proposed bulk terminal failed to include any discussion or analysis of the impacts of transporting, handling or exporting coal from Oakland on surrounding neighborhoods or the environment.

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