The National Federation of Independent Business has blasted high-ranking Northwest officials’ coal export stances.

NFIB leaders from Oregon and Washington this said Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee were wrong to include greenhouse gas emissions of U.S. coal supplies in the review of leases and export facilities.

Kitzhaber and Inslee last week asked the White House Council on Environmental Quality to consider whether U.S. coal supplies yield greenhouse gas emissions when evaluating the environmental impacts of coal exports.

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