Key approval for A’s Howard Terminal ballpark challenged in new lawsuit | SF Chronicle

A coalition of port workers, truckers and cargo terminal operators filed a lawsuit against the state agency that voted earlier this summer to allow Howard Terminal to be used for the A’s $12 billion proposed waterfront project.

The lawsuit, filed Friday in Alameda County Superior Court, alleges that the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission violated environmental law and failed to take into account environmental impacts of the A’s proposed stadium and surrounding development project. The A’s are named in the lawsuit as a relevant party.

The lawsuit states that BCDC “acted arbitrarily and capriciously, and abused its discretion” when voting in June that Howard Terminal is not needed for port functions.

Dave Kaval, president of the A’s, said he was surprised to see a lawsuit filed against the BCDC decision and that it brings “uncertainty” to the project and outcome in Oakland.

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