Your Call: Utah coal stirs up concerns in Oakland
On the March 30th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss plans to export coal from Utah to Oakland.
In an attempt to save Utah’s declining coal industry, the state approved a $53 million dollar loan to help build a commodity export terminal in West Oakland. Through Oakland, Utah’s coal will reach overseas markets. Supporters say it will protect jobs in Utah and bring new jobs to Oakland. Opponents are critical of the environmental costs and the legality of the deal. Where do you stand? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.
Darwin BondGraham, staff reporter for the East Bay Express
Larry Kamer, spokesperson for Oakland Global
Jessica Yarnall Loarie, staff attorney for the Sierra Club
The Salt Lake Tribune: Proponents buried coal’s role in Oakland export terminal; now questions remain
The Salt Lake Tribune: Utah Legislature OKs $53 million cash swap to fund Oakland coal port
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