"Washington State Denies Key Permit For U.S.-Asia Coal Export Terminal"

"WASHINGTON - Washington state on Tuesday rejected a key permit needed for a proposed terminal to export coal to Asia, another blow to companies eager to sell Wyoming and Montana coal to Asian markets and to the Trump administration’s policy of global energy dominance.

Washington’s Department of Ecology rejected a water quality permit for the Millennium Coal Terminal, one of several permits sought by the company to build what would be the largest coal export terminal in the United States.

The state agency rejected the permit on grounds it caused environmental harm in nine key areas, from air quality to vessel traffic."

Valerie Volcovici reports for Reuters September 26, 2017.

Source: Reuters, 09/29/2017