Port of San Francisco
Port of San Francisco lies on the western edge of the San Francisco Bay in California.
In October 2014 the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, the legislative body within the government of the City and County of San Francisco, passed a resolution urging the Port of San Francisco to prohibit the movement of fossil fuels through the city’s ports, although they have not signed a formal agreement guaranteeing their statement. Similar resolutions have been passed at the Port of Oakland and Richmond Port, both in California.
The port of SF itself does not move fossil fuels, but coal passes through the SF Customs District: data from the US International Trade Commission show that coal shipments passing through the SF Customs District doubled from 1.2 million tonnes in 2013 to 2.7 million tonnes in 2014.
Articles and Resources
- "Richmond City Council Votes to Oppose Coal and Petcoke Exports Out of Richmond," Sierra Club, accessed May 2015
- Sylvie Cornot-Gandolphe “US Coal Exports: The Long Road to Asian Markets,” Oxford OIES PAPER: CL 2, March 2015
- Adam Bruns, "Coal Can’t Move," Site Selection, Jan 2015
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