Wyoming prepares to sue states for coal access

Wyoming prepares to sue states for coal access


AP News, KGMI News Reporting

CHEYENNE, WY. –  Lawmakers in Wyoming are preparing to sue Washington State in order to sell their coal to Asia.

A proposed budget drafted by the Wyoming Legislature recommends spending $500,000 over the next two years to cover legal expenses if the state has to sue anyone, including other states, to get access to deep water ports in the Northwest.

Wyoming is the nation’s biggest coal producing state.

It has faced opposition from people and officials who are concerned about dust and increased traffic from coal trains.

The chairman of Wyoming’s House Appropriations Committee says they want to set money aside in case they have to sue and to send a statement.


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