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Coal Export
1:07 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Thousands Weigh in on SW Wash. Coal-Export Plan

FILE - A protester rides in a mock coal train as other protesters demonstrate against trains carrying coal for export moving through Washington state on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Tacoma, Wash.
Ted S. Warren Associated Press

Regulators have received an unprecedented number of public comments on a controversial proposal to export millions of tons of coal out of southwest Washington.

The Army Corps of Engineers, Washington's Ecology Department and Cowlitz County are preparing to sift through more than 163,000 comments to decide what environmental impacts should be reviewed.

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