The National Mining Association (NMA) recently filed an amicus brief supporting Lighthouse Resources Inc.’s challenge to the state of Washington’s denial of permits required to build the Millennium Bulk Terminal. Lighthouse’s suit alleged that efforts by Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee and members of his administration to block coal mined in Wyoming, Montana and other western states from being exported through a terminal in Washington state, is in violation of the U.S. Constitution’s Commerce Clause and other federal statutes.
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