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Banking on Coal in Oakland

Records show that a secretive plan to ship coal through the Port of Oakland is being driven by a company that wants to massively expand its coal mining operations in Utah and by a public official who stands to profit personally.

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"Phil Tagami's expertise is rounding up public funds to make his projects happen," added Reaven. "The Utah end of this counts as public money also, just from another state, so we wanted to get the message across to the developers that the coalition here is going after every funding stream possible to make sure coal doesn't come to our city."

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