Senator Loni Hancock introduces today 4 bills to restrict coal exports in Oakland and statewide. The bill package comes as the city of Oakland could authorize a coal exports project in the old army base that would ship up to 10-million tons of coal from the port to Asia per year. Four to six "six-mile-long coal trains" would transport the carbon fuel from Utah to Oakland everyday. The project has been debated by people on both sides of the issue several times in front of the Oakland city council members.
Pacifica's Nina Pareja was in Oakland and filed this report.
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