Enviro Groups Sue Feds Over $90M Loan For Coal Exports

Law360, Los Angeles (July 31, 2013, 6:02 PM EDT) -- Six environmental groups sued the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. on Wednesday, arguing that it didn't consider health impacts involved with coal transport or prepare environmental impact reports required under federal law before approving a $90 million loan guarantee to Xcoal Energy & Resources.

The East Coast rail transfer of coal intended for export to Asia involves uncovered trains, cars and ships that release large quantities of coal dust contributing to lung disease, asthma and cardiopulmonary problems in communities near mines and ports, the lawsuit says....
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