Montana officials should seek facts on coal exports

Allison Roberts News

Just who is Montana Attorney General Tim Fox working for anyway?

Recently, he wrote to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the State of Washington urging them NOT to study a proposed coal port’s impacts on Montana. The proposed Millenium Bulk Terminal at Longview, Washington, would ship about 48 million tons of Wyoming and Montana coal to Asia annually. A Dec. 18 guest opinion by state Rep. Austen Knudsen echoes that same notion.

Northern Plains Resource Council is disappointed that our attorney general and some legislators – who are supposed to represent Montana’s citizens – have taken such a position before all the facts are known about how increased coal export train traffic will affect us. In fact, their position seems to be that they don’t want the facts to be looked at.

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