Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber (D) sent a letter April 25 to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and top U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Land Management officials calling for a complete environmental impact statement on proposed coal exports to Asia and the formulation of a clear federal policy on the exports before additional permitting and leasing decisions are made. Six proposed or potential coal exports sites in Oregon and Washington state would collectively ship roughly 157 million MT coal to Asia.