News: Session ends in mixed bag for environment, energy issues

Amy Joi O’Donoghue
The Deseret News
March 10, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY — Perhaps the most controversial environmental issue of the 2016 Legislature was the fate of a $53 million investment in a California port for Utah exports like coal, but for proponents it was a matter of pure economics.

Rep. Mike McKell, R-Spanish Fork, read a position statement issued by the Governor’s Office of Energy Development urging the passage of SB246, citing support for the economic vitality of rural Utah and job creation.

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