Washington state in legal battle with 6 states after it refuses to build coal export terminal

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    How can one person say "coal is stinky" there for no one in the world can use a cheap product



    Washington state in legal battle with 6 states after it refuses to build coal export terminal



    A lawsuit has pitted six landlocked states against Washington State over a simple question: Who owns the federal ports?WashingtonState is denying the states the permits required to build a large coal export terminal along the Columbia River. The states have sued and Washington filed a motion for dismissal.

    But U.S. District Court Judge Robert Bryan rejected Washington State’s motion, setting the stage for a legal showdown over who really gets final say over which products flow through the nation’s sea ports.

    Were talking about the Constitution and the rule of law,” said Montana Attorney General Tim Fox, “One state can’t discriminate against another state’s commodities in this way.”

    Montana and Wyoming are leading plaintiffs and two of the largest coal-producing states in the country. The Powder River Basin contains 2.5 billion tons of recoverable coal and currently supplies 40 percent of the coal used in the United States. But as many states wean themselves off of electricity from burning coal, coal companies are looking to boost exports, primarily to Asia. But they have a major problem: there are no ports along the West Coast currently set up to load coal onto ships.
     
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    It is not about commodities it is about pollution and potential disaster. The reason we of the correct coast do not wish to handle coal is the ecological disaster any kind of mishap will cause to our states.
     
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    You are obviously ill informed & ignorant on the subject of coal, coal production, and coal pollution.

    You are obviously ill informed & ignorant concerning states rights.

    Washington state owes NO ONE a port. ALSO, Washington state is NOT, "one person." :206:

    The internet holds great potential for the ignorant masses.

    There is an education out there waiting for you, if you would only take the initiative.
     
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    No it is about hysterical reaction a theory similar to the Inquisition trial and condemnation of Galileo Galilei as a heretic.
     
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    At least 15% of Washington state's electricity is generated by coal! Hypocrites.
     
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    It's interstate commerce ... They don't own the ports the federal government does and why do you hate poor people and cheap electricity?

    And judging by your post you are one ignorant libtard who doesn't have a clue about the Constitution .



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    Where Asia?
     
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    China needs the coal to build solar panels and wind turbines. You can not build either without coal.
     
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    Says the AGW cult member who can't even read the link in the OP, so are you going to continue to have another one of your temper tantrums or logically discuss the topic at hand?



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