"Another Setback for a West Coast Coal Port"

"When my colleague Elisabeth Rosenthal wrote last month about the growth of coal exports to China from all over the world, she noted that the Port of Tacoma in Washington had nixed proposals for a new coal export terminal in the area.

Now the state government has blocked a proposed export terminal in the southwestern corner of Washington, which could have provided another outlet for coal companies like Peabody Energy, which have found in Asia a growing market for coal from Wyoming’s Powder River Basin."

Felicity Barringer reports for the New York Times' Green blog December 30, 2010.

Source: Green (NYT), 12/31/2010