Industry Tells High Court Wash. Coal Export Denial Dangerous

Law360 (March 23, 2020, 10:27 PM EDT) -- Two industry groups told the U.S. Supreme Court it must decide a fight between states over the denial of a water quality certificate for a proposed coal export facility, arguing only the justices can step in to prevent coastal states from becoming the gatekeepers of foreign trade.

In an amicus brief Friday, the National Mining Association and National Association of Manufacturers told the high court that Washington state's rejection of an environmental permit for a coal export project could have far-reaching repercussions on international trade. The groups are backing a bid by Wyoming and Montana to let the dispute leapfrog a...

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