NEWS: Oakland’s coal ban may derail $500 million Army Base redevelopment

Roland Li
San Francisco Business Times
June 27, 2016

Oakland’s City Council has voted to ban the shipment of coal through the city in response to a public outcry over a proposal to transport coal from Utah through a terminal that is being built as part of the $500 million first phase of the Oakland Army Base redevelopment. The ban could create economic hurdles for the huge logistics center and warehouse project, which is expected to create thousands of construction jobs.

The City Council voted unanimously Monday night to ban the handling and storage of coal and coke at any city terminal, and scheduled a second, procedural vote on the issue in July.

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