Episode #53: HEAL’s Victories! Clean Air, Coal & Coal Ash

Matt flies solo and dives deep on three recent HEAL Utah victories, offering some context and detail to explain the significance of each. First, he talks about Navitus, a proposed waste-to-energy facility that Sandy City officials are now backing away from. Second, he describes the collapse of the Oakland coal terminal …

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NEWS: Oakland Bans Coal Exports, Huge Win for Local Residents

Zoe Loftus-Farren Earth Island Journal June 29, 2016 The Oakland City Council took a strong stand against coal Monday night. Following a long and often emotional city council meeting—during which whistles and cheers were at times met with boos and yelling—the council passed an ordinance prohibiting the storage and handling of …

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NEWS: Oakland/Sacramento Decisions Put Hold on Utah Plans to Ship Coal

Michael Orton Utah Political Capitol June 28, 2016 Sacramento — The bills sponsored by California State Senator Loni Hancock (Democrat, Oakland), which would require additional environmental review and limit California state funding for a coal terminal in East Oakland have already passed the California Senate and now are advancing in their …

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NEWS: Utah environmental organizations pleased with Oakland coal shipping ban

Associated Press KUTV 2 News June 27, 2016 Salt Lake City environmental organizations, like Heal Utah, are pleased with the ban to allow coal shipments through Oakland, California harbors. That recent decision was made by Oakland City Council which puts a stop to Utah’s plan to export their coal across …

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NEWS: Oakland’s coal ban may derail $500 million Army Base redevelopment

Roland Li San Francisco Business Times June 27, 2016 Oakland’s City Council has voted to ban the shipment of coal through the city in response to a public outcry over a proposal to transport coal from Utah through a terminal that is being built as part of the $500 million …

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NEWS: Mayor Wants To Ban Coal Shipments In Oakland

CBS SF Bay Area June 27, 2016 OAKLAND (CBS SF & AP) – Hours before a key city council vote, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf unveiled an amendment to the city code Monday that would ban the rail transportation of coal within the city limits. It wasn’t just the transportation of …

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NEWS: Legal Battle Expected After Oakland Coal Decision

Maritime Executive June 28, 2016 The council of the U.S. city of Oakland voted unanimously to bar shipments of coal through a proposed marine terminal on Monday, setting the stage for a legal battle. The prospect of train cars carrying millions of tons of coal mined in Utah through Oakland …

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NEWS: Oakland Officials Vote Unanimously To Ban Shipment Of Coal

CBS Bay Area June 27, 2016 OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Oakland city officials unanimously voted to ban the shipment of coal, sidelining a plan to transport Utah coal to Asia through a proposed marine terminal on an old army base. The proposed terminal is in West Oakland, a historically black …

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