California judge overturns Oakland City anti-coal ordinance

May 17, 2018 by Emily Jackson

(Source: Deseret News) A federal judge on Tuesday invalidated an Oakland, California, ordinance that prohibited a planned deep water port from handling coal from Utah and Wyoming for export to other countries.

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said the city failed to put forth a “record” that the handling and storage of coal presented a substantial danger to the public — the threshold the city had to meet to alter the terms of a 2012 development agreement. Read full article

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