Monday, October 5, 2015

Earthjustice Files Lawsuit Requiring Environmental Review of Coal Transport in Oakland

In San Francisco, legal group Earthjustice has filed a lawsuit against the city of Oakland, calling for an environmental review to analyze the effects of shipping coal through west Oakland. Earthjustice has cited environmental concerns for Oakland's water and air quality, the safety of workers, as well as health risks for Oakland residents. Opponents claim great economic benefits will be brought to Oakland, and any delays to the project may result in a loss of investors.