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Litigation: Federal judge pauses case over Washington coal export permit

April 12, 2019
A federal district court judge is pausing litigation over Washington state's denial of a Clean Water Act (CWA) water quality certification for a planned coal export terminal, citing concerns that claims in the case overlap with pending state court challenges and that industry plaintiffs may have a better chance of relief from those other proceedings. Judge Robert J. Bryan of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington in an Aug. 11 order outlines a number of concerns...

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