mt–fossil fuel exports

Washington state blamed for holding up fossil fuel exports

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Western Republican lawmakers and industry executives say Washington state is unfairly blocking fossil fuel projects and dictating winners and losers among U.S. companies seeking to export to Asia.During a Thursday conference in Billings, Republican U.S. Sen. Steve Daines of Montana and other officials singled out Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat, for allegedly blocking increased coal exports from Wyoming and Montana, the top U.S. coal producing region.