Mobile City Council Hears Debate on Blue Creek Coal Terminal

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Delays Vote for Two More Weeks


Mobile City Council considers coal terminal at Government Plaza: Glynn Wilson

By Glynn Wilson

MOBILE, Ala. — The Mobile City Council heard debate for three hours at Government Plaza on Earth Day about whether to overturn the Planning Commission’s approval of Walter Energy’s Blue Creek Coal handling terminal along the city’s riverfront, but the only vote was to delay the vote for two more weeks to further study the issue.

Watch Video 8A: Mobile Citizen Greg Vaughan Opposes Coal Terminal Based on Coal Dust Study

Watch Video 9B: Mobile Citizen Opposes Coal Terminal

Watch Video 10C: Mobile Citizen Karlos Finley Opposes Coal Terminal Since It’s Near His Son’s School

Watch Video 11D: Mobile Lawyer Wanda Cochran Opposes Coal Terminal

Watch Video 12E: Mobile Lawyer Joshua Grantham Opposes Coal Terminal Due to Environmental Racism

Watch Video 2: Herb Wagner Opposes Coal Terminal Downtown

Watch Video 3: Omar Smith Opposes Coal Terminal

Watch Video 4: Dr. Ralph Pfeiffer Opposes Coal Terminal for Health Reasons

Watch Video 6: David Smith, Walter Energy’s Lawyer, Makes the Case for Coal Terminal

Watch Video 5: Daryl Dewberry of the United Mine Workers Favors Coal Terminal for Jobs

Watch Video 13: State Docks Director Jimmy Lyons Argues For Coal Terminal

Watch Video 7: Final Rebuttals from Attorneys Pete Burns and David Smith

Watch the Final Video Showing the Vote

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