Six western states, with significant coal reserves, are seeking foreign markets in Asia, especially now that this nation has shifted so much power generation to natural gas. The only problem, there is no export facility to handle coal on the west coast. These states have sought to build such a terminal in Longview, WA, but Washington state has refused to grant a construction permit. Now Montana, Wyoming, Utah, South Dakota and Nebraska are all suing Washington state in federal court. More
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