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Coal trains being loaded at the Black Thunder Mine in the Powder River Basin. (Photo: Michael Werner)

Coal trains being loaded at the Black Thunder Mine in the Powder River Basin. (Photo: Michael Werner)

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What Wyoming Coal Means For The Northwest: The View From Coal Country

Ashley Ahearn
08/22/2012

Five ports in Washington and Oregon are considering building export terminals to ship American coal to Asia. The debate is heating up in the Northwest over the economic promise and environmental impacts. But 1,200 miles away in Wyoming, coal mining is already delivering dollars, driving concerns about water quality, and changing lifestyles.

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