NEWS: Environmentalists: Coal ash landfill near Price must be moved

Salt Lake Tribune By: Emma Penrod Published January 23, 2017   Three environmental groups have joined forces to call for Rocky Mountain Power to relocate a landfill which released more than 2,000 cubic yards of coal ash into the Price River last summer. The Sierra Club, HEAL Utah, and Utah …

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NEWS: Protesters urge Rocky Mountain Power not to sue EPA

Emma Penrod August 23, 2016 The Salt Lake Tribune Clean-air activists delivered tens of thousands of petitions to Rocky Mountain Power’s doorstep Tuesday morning in an attempt to dissuade the utility company from fighting federally mandated pollution controls at Utah power plants. About a dozen demonstrators walked 44,000 petitions to …

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NEWS: Utahns to Rocky Mountain Power: Protect Clean Air in National Parks

Kimberly Nelson August 23, 2016 Good 4 Utah SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Utah) – The fight to clean up the air at Utah’s national parks is heating up. Tuesday more than 40,000 signatures were dropped off at Rocky Mountain Power’s Salt Lake offices. The petitioners are asking the utility not …

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NEWS: Environmentalists push Rocky Mountain Power to drop lawsuit over haze over Utah national parks

Ben Winslow August 23, 2016 Fox 13 SALT LAKE CITY — Environmental groups are pressuring Rocky Mountain Power to drop a planned lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency over new regulations to deal with haze over some of the state’s most scenic national parks. Activists delivered petitions containing 43,000 signatures to …

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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: Oakland Votes To Ban Coal Shipments, Could End Export Plans

Nick Visser Huffington Post June 28, 2016 Officials in Oakland, California, effectively ended proposals to open a new coal export terminal by voting to ban the transport and storage of the fossil fuel within city limits. The Oakland City Council announced its 7-0 decision on Monday as hundreds of anti-coal …

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NEWS: Oakland Votes to Block Large Shipments of Coal

Thomas Fuller New York Times June 28, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — The city of Oakland, Calif., on Monday banned the transport and storage of large coal shipments, a blow to a developer’s plans to use a former Army base as an export terminal to ship coal to China and other …

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NEWS: Coal terminal plan pits jobs against environmental concerns

Janie Har Associated Press June 26, 2016 OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The promise of good, blue-collar jobs in a depressed area is running headlong into environmental sensitivities as officials in Northern California consider a plan to build a marine terminal that would serve as a gateway for Utah-mined coal heading …

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