Stop Oakland Coal Terminal
Phil Tagami, developer of the new Global Logistics Center at the former Oakland Army Base in West Oakland, promised in 2013 that “California Capital Investment Group is publicly on record as having no interest or involvement in the pursuit of coal-related operations at the former Oakland Army Base.”
Now, in 2015, Tagami is poised to allow four Oakland port project into a massive coal export terminal. If allowed to move forward, millions of tons of dirty, toxic, climate-killing coal will roll through West Oakland on mile long trains, creating toxic pollution in a community already overburdened by heavy industry.
The proposed project has several vulnerabilities, and if enough public pressure is applied, there's a very good chance that we can stop it. The Oakland City Council likely has authority to outlaw it. A state organization in Utah that has promised to help fund it is being scrutinized for the unusual investment and can possibly be pressured to withdraw the money. Likewise, the developers -- long-time investors with personal and professional stakes in the community -- could simply change their minds once they see the public and political costs and decide to pursue other cargo streams for the new port development. We're working on all of these fronts and need your help.
We have a unique way of leveraging your power to stop the Tagami coal train in its tracks.
We’re using Take2’s brand new organizing platform to enable you to participate in just the way you want, by spending as much or as little time as you like and by choosing the kind of action that you’re good at or that just makes you happy. Best of all, we’ll only activate the campaign and ask you to follow through on your pledge if we’ve gotten enough pledges to make us think that we’ll succeed.
- Sierra Club, SF Bay Chapter, Coal Free Oakland Campaign
- East Bay Express Article: Build it Green
- East Bay Express Article: Banking on Coal in Oakland
- Contra Costa Times: Can Oakland Stop Coal Terminal?
- Salt Lake Tribune: California Coal Terminal Not Legitimate Use of Funds
- Unprecedented Unity of Unions and Community to Stop Coal Termianl
- Legal Planet: Coal Export Wars Reach Oakland