Salt Lake City to host coal reform hearing in May

Amy Joi O’Donoghue | Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah is among the battleground locations picked by the U.S. Department of the Interior to garner public input on possible reforms to the federal coal program that could include upping royalty payments assessed to companies and more stringent environmental regulations.

The federal agency Tuesday announced a series of public meetings in May and June, with the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City slated to host a daylong hearing May 19 to solicit input on potential reforms.

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