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Oakland yanks lease for proposed Utah coal terminal

This article originally appeared in the Deseret News. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY — Oakland city officials terminated a contract with a would-be developer of a deep-water export terminal that would ship Utah coal to Asian markets. The city last month said Phil Tagami’s company failed to meet construction deadlines for

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The silent menace: Utah’s coal ash problem

The polluting power of coal has been widely stated: burning coal produces smog, causes acid rain, contributes to climate change and contaminates water supplies. But these common facts overlook the impact of another major harmful coal byproduct: coal ash. By nature, all coal contains a certain amount of radioactive and toxic materials. As coal is

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