"Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Bill Banning State Funds For Coal Projects"

"SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown took a strong stand against coal on Friday, approving an East Bay lawmaker's bill to ban state funding for coal-related projects.

In signing state Sen. Loni Hancock's bill, the governor also praised the Oakland City Council for voting to ban transportation of the ore through its city and encouraged other cities to do the same.

"Other localities should follow suit -- and the state should, too -- to reduce and, ultimately, eliminate the shipment of coal through all California ports, Brown wrote in a signing message."

David DeBolt reports for the San Jose Mercury News August 26, 2016.

Source: San Jose Mercury News, 08/30/2016