Weinholtz Calls for Freeze of Coal Port Funds | Mike For Utah

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On Monday, the Oakland City Council voted unanimously to block the handling and storage of coal in the City of Oakland. This effectively derails the plan to ship Utah coal through Oakland as contemplated by the Legislature’s passage of SB246 during the 2016 legislative session.

Responding to the Oakland City Council’s vote, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Michael Weinholtz released the following statement:

“I am calling on Governor Herbert and the legislature to freeze the $53 million coal port appropriation defined in SB246, the first disbursement of which is scheduled to be made this Friday, July 1.”

Read the full press release here

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