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By Heather Richards
Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange 

Legislators eye lawsuit over coal port

 

January 24, 2019



CASPER — Wyoming lawmakers will try to set aside $250,000 to sue Washington state over coal, bypassing Wyoming’s attorney general and hiring a private lawyer, via a bill introduced Thursday in Cheyenne that largely mimics a failed measure last year.

Washington has effectively blocked a coal export terminal development by denying a state water permit. Wyoming — which wants an export terminal on the West Coast to get its coal to Asian buyers — has long maintained that Washington’s block is political: that the powers that be in Washington don’t like coal.

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