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 write U.S. Attorney General asking for investigation of coal shipping terminal deal

Ben Lockhart Deseret News June 21, 2016 Environmental groups and other organizations sent a letter Monday asking U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and other high-ranking federal officials to investigate a $53 million investment in a proposed coal shipping terminal in Oakland, California. The letter was written on behalf of the…

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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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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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A Terrible Wednesday for Clean Air and Clean Energy

It’s been a rough couple days. Actually, to be more accurate, it was a rough Wednesday afternoon. First, a state regulatory panel refused to even take public comment on the Air Quality ruleswe had worked on for over a year, killing them. And then a legislative committee advanced a last-minute…

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News: Does coal have a future in Utah? Should it?

By Amy Joi O’Donoghue, Deseret News Monday, Aug. 31 2015 6:25 p.m. SALT LAKE CITY — Coal production in Utah is down 25 percent from where it was a decade ago, and coal-fired electrical generation has also fallen in the state, decreasing 22 percent from 2005. With such pessimistic numbers,…

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