No Coal in Oakland in court!

April 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
United States Courthouse/Federal Building, 17th Floor, Room 4
450 Golden Gate Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102

Come support No Coal in Oakland in court!

Thursday, April 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

United States Courthouse/Federal Building

450 Golden Gate Avenue, 17th Floor, Room 4

San Francisco, CA

This is the first important hearing in the lawsuit by developer Phil Tagami

attempting to overturn the City of Oakland’s ban on coal storage and handling

at the former Oakland Army Base.

The Court will hear a motion by Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper to be accepted as “intervenors” so that they can participate as full parties supporting the City’s effort to defeat Tagami’s lawsuit.

In addition, the court will consider two motions to dismiss sections of the lawsuit—one seeking dismissal of Tagami’s claim for breach of contract and one seeking dismissal of Tagami’s claim that his constitutional rights were violated by the City’s ban because it discriminated against out-of-state commercial interests and unduly burdened interstate commerce.

If these motions for dismissal are granted, the case will be considerably narrowed, which makes it easier to defend the ban.

After the hearing, we will gather to debrief and discuss the implications of the court decisions.

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