Wyoming governor considers suing Washington over terminal

Wyoming News December 10, 2019

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Wyoming governor considers suing Washington over terminal

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP)   –   Wyoming’s governor says he continues to consider a possible lawsuit against Washington state over construction of the largest coal export terminal on the West Coast.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports that Republican Gov. Mark Gordon says he has asked Attorney General Bridget Hill to give him options regarding the Millennium Bulk Terminal.

The Washington Department of Natural Resources cited environmental grounds in denying a construction lease for the terminal on the Columbia River in Longview, Washington.

Wyoming industry groups and lawmakers say the completed terminal could ship coal produced in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin to international markets.

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