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Could thermal coal exports be BC’s trump card?

The BC Liberal leader has asked the federal government to ban thermal coal exports via BC ports. As NAFTA negotiations near, this could be a useful bargaining chip with the Trump administration; BC’s port terminals have become reliable export gateways for American thermal coal producers, offering the only major ports along the Pacific west coast for American companies to export their products on to other markets. West-shore Terminals in Delta is concerned about imposing levies on thermal coal exports, as they generate $100 million annually and $12 million in taxes each year, while employing 100 people. Read more here.

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