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Governor sees future deep in Utah coal mine

Governor sees future deep in Utah coal mine

By Brandon Loomis
The Salt Lake Tribune

Published Jun 4, 2011 01:12PM MDT

Salina • Coal is key to Utah’s economy for at least the next generation, Gov. Gary Herbert said on a tour of the state’s top power sources Friday.
At least, he said, it is if industry can clean it up.
Without reduced carbon emissions, he warned miners at the massive underground Sufco Mine, national political realities may drive up coal’s costs, suppressing Utah’s prospects. But he said he is confident the state’s universities and regulators have a role in enabling clean-energy industries, inclu...

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