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Trib Talk: Utah coal to be exported to Asia?

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Jennifer Napier-Pearce – The Salt Lake Tribune

Four Utah counties want to invest in an export hub in Oakland, Calif., in order to ship coal and other resources abroad. Proponents say it would open up new markets for these rural counties; critics say shipping coal to developing nations is irresponsible both for the global environment and local taxpayers.

On Tuesday at 12:15 p.m., Dr. Laura Nelson with the Governor’s Office of Energy Development, Cesia Kearns of the Sierra Club and Tribune environment reporter Brian Maffly join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about the export plan.

Watch this online video chat at You can also join the discussion by sending questions and comments to the hashtag #TribTalk on Twitter and Google+ or texting 801-609-8059. (…)

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