- Associated Press - Thursday, December 18, 2014

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The executive director of the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority says Wyoming could help finance the construction of a coal export dock in the Pacific Northwest.

Loyd Drain said he had a “serious” conversation with an unidentified party in the past six months about the possibility of financing a coal port.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1zzMXX5 ) that drain’s comments come as state lawmakers ready a bill that would boost the authority’s borrowing authority to $3 billion and allow the agency to work on projects outside Wyoming.

Coal companies mining in the Powder River Basin see docks in the Northwest as potential bridges to ship coal to Asia.

But there has been considerable opposition in the Northwest because of mostly fears about the environment.


Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com

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