No coal trains, no coal ships, no coal period
Join 350 Bay Area, Sierra Club and a coalition of groups to rally for a coal-free Oakland. The rally will be in front of City Hall, where speakers will demand a halt to this proposed dirty coal export project in West Oakland. Stay for the City Council meeting after the rally.
The 350 Bay Area Divestment team will also be there. Stop by their table and be sure to sign the petition to support California’s coal divestment bill, SB 185.
Oakland is not the only affected community. Coal trains would pass through other Bay Area cities, spewing carbon dioxide and toxic pollutants all along the way. Nobody asked the thousands of residents along California and Bay Area rail lines if they want dirty coal trains in their towns.
The health of people and the planet is at stake.
After the rally folks are encouraged to go inside to speak against the proposed coal export terminal in Oakland during public comment at the 6pm City Council meeting.
WHAT: Protest the plan to export up to 9 million tons of coal each year through Oakland;
HOW: Join us at a 5 pm rally and at the 6 pm City Council meeting to demand action to stop coal!