Coal isn't getting enough respect, study says

The economic benefits of expanding Washington's coal ports are being underestimated, a Western Washington University professor's report said.

However, the study did not provide specific estimates on costs and economic benefits. Instead, the study analyzed other reports and presented general conclusions.

The Washington Farm Bureau, which supports developing the coal ports, commissioned the study and report by Steven Globerman, professor of international business at Western Washington University. The Farm Bureau unveiled the report Monday.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 10:53am