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Lighthouse Resources Inc. v. Inslee   (W.D. Wash.)

State interference with free trade

The NAM filed an amicus brief in federal district court to overturn Washington state’s denial of permits necessary to construct a coal export facility along the Washington coast. The denial was improperly based on climate concerns about the use of coal for electricity generation in foreign countries. If allowed to stand, the state's actions have dangerous implications for the power of individual states to interfere with interstate and international trade to satisfy local political constituencies. The NAM's amicus brief argues that this interference is unconstitutional and harms the national economy.

Related Documents:
NAM brief  (March 11, 2019)
NAM brief  (May 3, 2018)
Press release  (May 2, 2018)


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