A secret recording of a pro-coal spokeswoman has led to a changing of the guard at the Alliance for Northwest Jobs and Exports, a front group for the proponents of coal exports in the Northwest.
Fallout from a recent natural gas boom has spread across the country. The Northwest is starting to see interest in gas drilling, too.
Communities could reap economic benefits, but some residents also worry about consequences, ranging from water and air pollution to new pipelines and gas-processing plants.
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