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February 26, 2014 | Video

A Hero is Someone Who Doesn't Get Used to This

Mountain Hero Larry Gibson's courage to stand up against mountaintop removal mining inspired and gave voice to countless other Americans who live with the injustices of environmental pollution and destruction.

May 16, 2018 | Legal Document

Oakland Bulk Terminal Decision

The resolution applying the coal ordinance to the OBOT facility is invalid, because it is a breach of the development agreement. The City is therefore enjoined from relying on the resolution either to apply the ordinance to OBOT or to restrict future coal operations at the facility. As a practical matter, this renders the coal ordinance a nullity, because the only reason the City adopted it was to restrict OBOT's operations, and OBOT is the only facility in Oakland to which it could conceivably apply. But as a strictly technical matter, there's no reason to strike down the ordinance once it has been determined that Oakland may not presently apply it to OBOT. The City remains free, of course, to pursue future regulation of the project so long as it complies with its legal obligations, including any legitimate contractual obligations to the project developers. Because OBOT prevails on its breach of contract claim, the Court enters judgment for OBOT without reaching the constitutional and statutory claims raised at summary judgment.
Dated: May 15, 2018
United States District Judge Case 3:16-cv-07014-VC Document 249 Filed 05/15/18 Page 37 of 37

April 23, 2018 | Press Release: Victory

Millennium Coal Loses Again

Proposed coal export terminal suffers another blow, this time from appellate board


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