Governor Inslee’s Opposition to Coal Exports is Ignorant of Economics
Washington state Governor Jay Inslee unfortunately put his economic ignorance on display recently with his comments about coal exports. According to the Governor, Boeing would somehow be harmed if we gave South Korea, Japan, and China greater access to affordable energy through allowing coal exports from our ports. Gov. Inslee argued that Boeing somehow benefits if Washington denies China coal exports, as forcing the Asian superpower to buy dirtier, more expensive coal from someone else gives us some competitive advantage.
By Nansen Malin AFP Washington State Director