The Board of Utah's Community Impact Fund (mineral lease money) is considering the approval of a loan of $53 million to build a corporate coal transport facility at a port terminal in Oakland, California. And now, Utah representatives and senators, with a nod from the governor, plan to launder the money through a state transportation fund
Click here to read letter to Utah's Attorney General concerning use of CIB funds for development of a coal transport facility in Oakland, California
Click here to read this blog by Bill Rau at On The Colorado
Click here to read 1993 opinion by Attorney General of Utah about CIB funds
Click here to read 1984 opinion by Attorney General of Utah about CIB funds
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Click here to read OpEd by Deseret News Editorial Board: "Coal Port Has Too Many Red Flags."
Click here to read "Utah Lawmakers Voting to Spend Public Funds on Oakland Coal Terminal; Took $29,000 from Company that Stands to Profit by Darwin BondGraham of East Bay Express
Click here to read this story (March 9, 2016) by Christopher Coats of SNL News called Utah Bill Shifts Funding For Oakland Coal Port; Critics Call It Money Laundering.
Click here to read this OpEd from the editorial board of the Salt Lake Tribune
Click here to read this story by Molly Marcello in the Moab Times Independent
Click here to read this story by Darwin BondGraham in the East Bay Express
Click here to read this story in the Public News Service
Click here to read this story by Brian Maffly of the Salt Lake Tribune
Click here to read this story by William Yardley of the LA Times called "How Utah Quietly Made Plans to Ship Coal Through California"