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Senators ask if coal exports skirt royalties

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Lawmakers asked the U.S. Department of Interior on Friday to review whether companies are shortchanging federal and state governments out of millions of dollars in royalties on coal exported to foreign markets. The request from Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden and Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski comes as U.S. coal exports hit record levels last year -- an estimated 124 million tons,...

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