The governor of Wyoming met with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday lobbying for access to northwest ports through which to send Wyoming coal to Asian markets.

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is in Washington state pushing to get access to deep-water ports in the Northwest to allow shipment of Wyoming coal to Asia.

Mead met Monday with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee at the state capitol in Olympia and plans to meet Tuesday with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown.

A spokesman for Mead in Cheyenne says Mead is lobbying for coal port access on the trip. Mead also traveled to Washington last year seeking access to ports.

“I wanted to get out here and talk to these two governors,” Mead said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press.

“If there are practical issues as well that we could help work through — everything from train traffic to train congestion, to issues of coal dust — we want to do our part in any way we can to help address the issues of concern to these two states,” Mead said.