One area that Utah is taking a slow response to is California's cutting off
of its coal contracts from Utah by 2027. California is racing to procure 33
percent of its electricity from price-stable, clean energy, and this has led it
to seek out renewable energy sources across the West. This will have a
devastating effect not just on Utah's coal mining, but in all the
industries related to it, from railroads to trucking to utility energy
production.While Utah policymakers may believe in the "free
market" to handle such shifts, from a Utah economy perspective, the state
government should be thinking about these workers and citizens for the
disruption that is clearly on the horizon and seeking out strategies to help
diversify Utah's coal country economy.
To think that they are in dept, just blows my mind.
When ya got Toxic wast, nuclear wast and oil, all paying ya money I want to know
why there is any taxes. We have every kind of tax and fees there is, being
increased every year. even when property value is down taxes goes up.