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Governor Inslee calls coal exports ‘The largest decision we will be making as a state from a carbon pollution standpoint’

By By Jessica Goad
ThinkProgress

In his first press conference as governor last week, Inslee addressed another aspect of the climate change fight in the Pacific Northwest.

Governor Inslee calls coal exports ‘The largest decision we will be making as a state from a carbon pollution standpoint’

WA Governor Jay Inslee


Newly-minted Washington Governor Jay Inslee has been lauded for his impassioned views on environmental issues from climate change to renewable energy.  Indeed, his first official act as governor was to write a letter to a clean energy company inviting it to relocate to the state.

In his first press conference as governor last week, Inslee addressed another aspect of the climate change fight in the Pacific Northwest:  proposed coal export terminals that would allow for the shipping of 150 million of tons of coal every year from public lands in Wyoming and Montana’s Powder River Basin abroad.

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