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Washington in a tussle over proposed coal-export terminal

Washington state in a legal tussle with six western states and national industry group over its decision to deny permission for an enormous proposed coal-export terminal on the Columbia River.


Devdicourse News Desk 13 May 2018, 12:18 AM United States
  • The case has a huge effect on the export of commodities that are detrimental to many states. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Washington state in a legal tussle with six western states and national industry group over its decision to deny permission for an enormous proposed coal-export terminal on the Columbia River.

Wyoming, Montana, Kansas, Utah, South Dakota and Nebraska filed A joint amicus brief was filed by Wyoming, Montana, Kansas,Utah, South Dakota and Nebraska, fighting in support of project seconders. According to them, the case has a huge effect on the export of commodities that are detrimental to many states.

Utah-based Lighthouse Resources, operating coal mines in Montana and Wyoming, filed a suit against Washington state in federal court in January, claiming that officials violated federal laws in denying approvals for its USD 680 million Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview project. The company is putting strong claims over the governor and state regulators of being partial against it by stalling the transport of coal mines in other states from being exported.

 

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