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Tribune Editorial: Utah attacking another state’s rules? That’s rich.

Marcela Gara News

The state of Washington has rules. Rules for air quality. Rules for water quality. Rules to keep its transportation systems moving as efficiently as possible.

The state of Utah does not not like those rules. Or, at least, does not like the way Washington’s governor and its various regulatory bureaucracies are choosing to enforce them in one particular case.

So Utah and five other states are supporting a coal-mining operation that has filed a federal lawsuit against Washington to demand that the federal government swoop in and make Washington make some different decisions than its own representative government has made. Specifically, they want a federal court order that would push aside Washington’s decision-making authority to allow the construction of a coal-exporting facility on the beautiful Columbia River.

That’s rich.

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