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Two Port of Oakland Commissioners get new 4-year terms

Port of Oakland Commissioners Michael Colbruno and Earl Hamlin have been given new 4-year terms by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf. The Mayor re-nominated both men to the Board of Port Commissioners last week. They were officially re-appointed by Oakland’s City Council Tuesday night.

Mr. Colbruno and Mr. Hamlin are both former Presidents of the Board. […]

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How Utah quietly made plans to ship coal through California

Excerpts from the Los Angeles Times:

LA Times reported that Jeffrey Holt, UDOT chairman, urged leaders to mislead Oakland’s decision makers on the true intended use of the terminal. ”The key concept is — This is a bulk terminal, many commodities can and will go through the terminal,” he wrote in April in his […]

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Oakland coal terminal becomes a political flash point

From the Wall Street Journal:

A proposal that could make this city a gateway for Utah coal to be shipped overseas has become a political flash point and put pressure on Gov. Jerry Brown, a former mayor known for his warnings on climate change, to come out against the project.

But the idea of coal […]

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