The three-day bench trial concluded on Friday, January 20th, with no indication from the judge about how he will rule. For detailed coverage of the trial, please see the No Coal in Oakland website. And mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 28 when the judge will hold the final hearing in the trial of Oakland Bulk and Oversized Terminal LLC v. City of Oakland.
No Coal in Oakland organizers write: “Those of us who were in the courtroom got to watch in action the big-money lawyers hired by Bowie Resource Partners, the largest coal producer in Utah. What Bowie’s money cannot buy is a weapon greater than the determination of the people of Oakland to keep Bowie from operating a coal terminal on our publicly-owned waterfront. Stay strong!”