OAKLAND (April 28, 2016) – A recent survey completed by more than 5,000 constituents shows that Oakland residents are overwhelmingly opposed to a Utah-supported plan to build a coal-export terminal in Oakland to ship coal to China and other Asian countries.
Results from the six-question survey by Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Oakland, found that 92 percent of respondents oppose a pending Oakland coal terminal, and 96 percent of respondents do not believe public funding should be used to pay for the project.
Close to 86 percent agreed that the City of Oakland should pass an ordinance to prevent coal from being imported or exported on to City property. Only about 6 percent indicated that creating jobs is more important than the environmental and health concerns associated with shipping coal through the East Bay. Read the complete Press Release HERE: Listen to Hancock talk about the issue HERE: