News: Trib Talk: Utah’s planned California export hub

Jennifer Napier-Pearce The Salt Lake Tribune April 25, 2016 Utah lawmakers support spending $53 million to build an export hub in Oakland, but numerous California elected officials are working to block the project. On Monday at 12:15 p.m., Carbon County Commissioner Jae Potter and Tribune reporter Brian Maffly join Jennifer …

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Opinion: Utah Life elevated – really?

ParkRecord April 22, 2016 This Earth Day is an opportunity to think globally and act locally. There is one issue that demands our attention — the quality of the air we breathe along the Wasatch Front. Athletes, children, seniors — all of us are suffering from the effects of environmentally-induced …

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News: California lawmakers enter the fray over Utah coal exports

Brian Maffly The Salt Lake Tribune April 21, 2016 Union Pacific freight cars bearing Utah coal occasionally rumble through Richmond, Calif., on their way to a port on the San Francisco Bay. The coal is bound for Asia and Mexico, but before these trains arrive at the Levin-Richmond terminal, they …

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Episode #38: Jim Dabakis, Utah State Senator

The every fiery Jim Dabakis joins Matt for a wide-ranging conversation about politics in Utah, touching upon everything from the Oakland coal terminal to the Bears Ears wilderness proposal. Dabakis also discusses the future of the Salt Lake Tribune and how progressives can make change in Utah. For more information about Dabakis, …

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Op-Ed: In our opinion: State officials should hit ‘pause’ on coal project

Opinion The Deseret News April 13, 2016 As state officials prepare to go ahead with a $53 million investment in a California port to facilitate exports of coal and other materials, some new data about the global coal market ought to give those officials pause, if not lead them to …

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Episode #37: Brittany King, Sierra Club: San Francisco Bay

Matt talks to Brittany of the Sierra Club’s San Francisco Bay Chapter about the proposed Oakland coal export terminal. They chat about how exporting coal could increase local pollution in an area already struggling with environmental health. Brittany describes the various efforts in the Oakland city council and the California legislature …

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News: Could Legal Issues Sink Oakland Coal Port Plan?

Evan Hall UPR March 23, 2016 Critics of a proposed $53 million California coal terminal allege that the loan given for the project violates federal and state law. Funding in the form of SB 246 was approved by the Utah legislature two weeks ago. Federal law states that mineral lease …

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