What’s going on?
West Oakland has been dealing with the threat of coal, which would worsen already terrible pollution, since 2015.
YVA students made a slideshow to provide more information on this fight to keep Oakland free of coal.
NCIO is the first campaign YVA ever had. We started as a group of Oakland youth and community members organizing direct actions and lobbying against this proposed coal terminal. Everyday without this terminal is a win. It is through our collective action that this terminal has not been built. We are committed to continuing this fight until we win the ultimate battle: no coal terminal in Oakland ever!
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Email Oakland City Council!
Dear Oakland City Councilmember or Official,
As you may know, a battle has been raging in Oakland’s District 3. In 2013, real estate developer Phil Tagami signed a deal to develop on Oakland’s old army base. 2 years later, the world found out that Tagami was planning on building a coal terminal on the land, threatening the already polluted West Oakland Community with more pollution. In 2016, Oakland passed a law banning coal. Ever since, Tagami’s company has fought tirelessly to overturn the ban, and turn West Oakland into a coal-exporting center. I’m emailing to let you know that I oppose this. I urge you to push back against Tagami and stop coal from entering Oakland, for Oakland’s sake, and for the planet’s sake.
From, a Concerned Community Member
Thank you to SF YVA club members Jackson & Russell for working on this template!
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