NEWS: Oakland city council votes down coal exports

Rory Carroll Reuters June 28, 2016 The Oakland city council voted unanimously to bar shipments of coal through a proposed marine terminal on Monday, setting the stage for a legal battle. The prospect of train cars carrying millions of tons of coal mined in Utah through Oakland before heading to…

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NEWS: Oakland City Council bans coal

Tribune news services Chicago Tribune June 28, 2016 Arguing health risks, the Oakland City Council unanimously voted to ban coal shipments Monday night, killing a plan to transport Utah coal to Asia through a proposed marine terminal. Backers maintained the proposal would bring badly needed jobs to an impoverished area.…

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