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Gov debate: Coal exports terminals

Inslee: Look at them through the lens of jobs and job benefits, and the potential downsides for the towns the trains will go through, including Spokane. Right policy and it is the law. This is a moment of truth for the state of Washington: Will we embrace new sources of energy? We need to have policies to make sure new energy companies locate here.

McKenna: Important to business, labor and communities. We're talking about hundreds of high-paying jobs. They have to go through a rigorous EIS process. If they make it through, why should they be discriminated against.

Inslee: I think that's a fair statement if you look at the impact on companies in communites where trains go through.

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