Deep Dive Episode 45 – Export-Terminal Permit-Denial Suit Implicates Federalism and Foreign Commerce

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This Deep Dive episode brings you the audio from a recent teleforum co-hosted by the Regulatory Transparency Project and the Federalist Society’s Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group.

This episode deals with a pending lawsuit in the Western District of Washington: Lighthouse Resources v. Inslee. This case, which involves a dispute over permitting construction for a coal export terminal on Washington’s Columbia river, has important implications for disputes between federal and state jurisdiction in environmental law and regulation.

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Donald Kochan

Parker S. Kennedy Professor in Law

Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law


Glenn Lammi

Chief Counsel, Legal Studies Division and Director, Communications

Washington Legal Foundation


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