Tag: coal port

Utah Lawmaker Mike McKell Makes False Claims During House of Representatives Debate on Coal Port Bill

This article originally appeared on Medium. Read it in its entirety here. The Utah House of Representatives passed SB248 from Rep. Mike McKell (R-Spanish Fork). As substituted, the legislation streamlines the ability for Utah counties to invest millions of dollars in an out-of-state coal port. During House debate, McKell repeatedly claimed that no taxpayer dollars

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Press Release: Sponsor makes false claims during House debate on coal port bill

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 13, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – Without a House committee hearing, the House of Representatives passed S.B. 248 from Rep. Mike McKell, which, as substituted, streamlines the ability for Utah counties to invest millions of dollars in an out-of-state coal port. During the House debate, Rep. McKell repeatedly claimed

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Coalition requests federal investigation of Utah funding for Oakland port Read more: Moab Times-Independent – Coalition requests federal investigation of Utah funding for Oakland port

Source: Moab Times A coalition of nine groups, including law firms and organizations throughout Utah and the West, has formally requested a federal investigation into Utah’s allocation of $53 million to buy throughput capacity at an Oakland, California, deep-water shipping terminal. In a June 20 letter, the coalition asked U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Office

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Lawmakers approve $53M for controversial coal port in California

Source: KUTV On the last night of the Utah legislative session, lawmakers approved a bill that will fund a $53 million coal facility at a port in Oakland, California. “It’s a sandbagging of the process, a sandbagging of the public,” said David Irvine, a private attorney who is also a board member of Alliance for

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