LABC Update – Monday, July 17, 2023

Jim Hopkins

July 15, 2023



I want you to be aware of this issue. There is a trial currently taking place in state court. It is important that the people of Oakland and the East Bay make it clear that we oppose a coal terminal for both economic and ecological reasons.

Pastor Jim


For years, developer Phil Tagami has been pushing to build a massive coal terminal in West Oakland.  In 2016, Oakland City Council voted unanimously to ban coal and, after defending a federal lawsuit, the city is now fighting in state court to end the threat of an Oakland coal terminal for good.


No Coal in Oakland Community Rally

Saturday, July 22, 2023, 12-1:30 PM

West Side Missionary Baptist Church

732 Willow St., West Oakland (enter from 8th St.)

No Coal in Oakland, Interfaith Council of Alameda County, and Care 4 Community Action are cosponsoring a community rally against coal on July 22. Come to share our determination that toxic coal shall not pass through our West Oakland neighborhoods on its way from Utah to overseas markets. There will be food and music, beautiful new banners, yard signs to put up all over town, and updates on the trial in Hayward.