Lawsuit Filed to Stop Oakland A’s Howard Terminal Waterfront Ballpark

FILE — In this March 25, 2020, file photo a banner has a welcome message to Oakland Athletics fans at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, Calif. The Oakland City Council approved Tuesday, July 20, 2021, preliminary terms for a new $12 billion waterfront ballpark project for the Athletics. But it’s not clear if the 6-1 vote will be enough to keep the A’s at the negotiating table instead of leaving the city. (AP Photo/Ben Margot,File)

Another day, another battle for the Oakland A’s.

The port operators and trucking firms filed a lawsuit against the new Howard Terminal waterfront ballpark claiming the the project was improperly approved.

Mike Jacob, vice president of the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, which represents port workers, said there should have been more analysis before approval.

“There is absolutely no question that there are significant environmental impacts,” said Jacob. “It’s more complicated than the A’s and the city would like it to be. They are trying to push something through, but that’s not how you do regional planning and that’s not how our system is set up.”

Nikki Medoro welcomes Mike Jacob to talk about Pacific Merchant Shipping Association’s participation in the lawsuit to stop development at Oakland’s Howard Terminal.

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