Hi Dear Skyline Green Team,
Thank you, for adding your voices to help bring forth this important decision, and environmental justice victory for all the people of Oakland!
Thank you, for coming out to the vigils on Saturday and on Monday, and to the council meeting.
As you experienced it, the stakes were high and the rally was contentious, and grew even more so during the meeting. But we won!
Here’s the news!
Laurie’s Speech Before the City Council Meeting
What a gorgeous day, let’s hear it for the organizers of this rally! Give them a big applause!
I feel so much hope today, here w/ you, & here representing the voices of so many Oakland faith communities, including the dozens that are part of CIPL & the Sierra Club, in saying no to coal in Oakland …. You’re here, bec. you care about Oakland & your voice matters.
Tonight, our City Council will vote a/ bringing coal into W. Oakland from Utah to export to Asia. I think if they asked us, we’d tell them right away – NO! no more coal dust, no more asthma, no more cancer, no more climate change!
The developers have gotten our city council to a pickle..