Montana's governor took a shot at Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire last week, after the Washington Department of Ecology requested to intervene in an appeal by environmental groups that aims to stop the Longview, Wash., coal-export facility. Montana officials say as long as the world is going to burn coal, why not make it coal from Montana?
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