NEWS: Solar energy is killing coal, despite Trump’s promises

By Matt Egan CNN, June 20th Trump has taken steps to ease the burden on coal country by ripping up environmental rules and pledging to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord. But those deregulatory steps do little to offset the mounting long-term challenge that coal faces from cleaner forms …

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NEWS: Trump’s withdrawal from Paris climate accord draws mixed Utah reaction

By BRIAN MAFFLY, EMMA PENROD and BENJAMIN WOOD The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jun 01 2017 03:00PM President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from participation in the Paris climate accord, announced Thursday, drew a wide-ranging and mixed reaction from Utahns. Echoing views voiced earlier by Utah Sens. Mike …

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NEWS: Utah reactions to Paris climate change departure mixed

By Dennis Romboy and Amy Joi O’Donoghue Published: June 1, 2017. Clean air advocates, Salt Lake City’s mayor and coal critics decried President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States from the Paris climate change agreement, but his move brought praise by the state’s GOP senators. “I look forward …

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NEWS: How coal, energy could tip the scales for presidential candidates in battleground states

Amy Joi O’Donoghue August 1, 2016 The Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — A national trade organization said Utah is among 13 key battleground states where the bid for the White House should factor in the “political importance” of coal-fired electrical generation and its continuing role in the nation. “It …

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NEWS: Oakland proposes ban on coal handling — potentially derailing Utah port investment

Brian Maffly Salt Lake Tribune June 24, 2016 Citing potential impacts of coal dust on public health and safety, Oakland city staffers are recommending that elected leaders of this Bay Area city ban coal storage, effectively derailing Utah’s hopes of moving its coal through an export terminal proposed for a …

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NEWS: Groups demand federal probe into Utah role in coal port

Brian Maffly Salt Lake Tribune June 20, 2016 Several environmental groups on Monday sent a joint letter to federal authorities asking them to investigate Utah’s plan to sink $53 million of federal mineral royalties — revenue that should be dedicated to local public works projects — into a deepwater terminal …

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Op-Ed: In our opinion: Transitioning from coal to solar — Utah in the crosshairs

Deseret News Editorial May 31, 2016 Deseret News A public meeting this month on plans to adjust the manner in which federal coal mining leases are managed drew protests from miners and others who say the government has an agenda to destroy the coal industry. The same week, state officials …

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