FILE - In this July 1, 2013, file photo, smoke rises from the Colstrip Steam Electric Station, a coal burning power plant in in Colstrip, Mont. Hoping to end the use of coal power in Washington state, lawmakers are proposing measures to help the state’s three private utilities eliminate the electricity they get from out-of-state coal-fired power plants.
FILE - In this July 1, 2013, file photo, smoke rises from the Colstrip Steam Electric Station, a coal burning power plant in in Colstrip, Mont. Hoping to end the use of coal power in Washington state, lawmakers are proposing measures to help the state’s three private utilities eliminate the electricity they get from out-of-state coal-fired power plants. Matt Brown AP
FILE - In this July 1, 2013, file photo, smoke rises from the Colstrip Steam Electric Station, a coal burning power plant in in Colstrip, Mont. Hoping to end the use of coal power in Washington state, lawmakers are proposing measures to help the state’s three private utilities eliminate the electricity they get from out-of-state coal-fired power plants. Matt Brown AP

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