The Port of Oakland and the Army Corps of Engineers are planning to expand the port to allow more polluting megaships into the Bay Area. They say their proposal to widen the existing “turning basins” at the Oakland Seaport “will allow vessels to turn around more efficiently and safely upon entering and exiting the Oakland Harbor.”
According to Earthjustice, however, the draft environmental review for this project fails to consider how more megaships coming into the Bay Area would impact the region—especially the community of West Oakland, long overburdened by pollution from the port. More megaships and their pollution could also harm endangered species and the whole ecosystem, as well as water quality in the San Francisco Bay.
The full project description from the Port of Oakland is here.
Speak in person at a Port of Oakland open house:
Tuesday, November 14, 5:00-7:30 PM
Program starts at 6:00 PM
College of Alameda, 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Pkwy
F Building/Student Center
Alameda. Campus Map
RSVP for the open house: https://www.oaklandseaport.com/turningbasins
Send a comment opposing this project:
Before December 18
Learn more and sent a comment to the Port of Oakland opposing this expansion here.