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May 15, 2018

6 states, industry groups get behind fight for Longview coal terminal

  • Some interior states say developing foreign trade is difficult because coastal states control the ports.
    Associated Press

    SEATTLE — Six western states and national industry groups have lined up against Washington state in a legal battle over its decision to reject permits for a massive proposed coal-export terminal on the Columbia River.

    Wyoming, Montana, Kansas, Utah, South Dakota and Nebraska filed a joint amicus brief, arguing in support of project backers and saying the case has broad implications for the export of commodities that are important to many states.

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