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Wash. SLD Krohn appears on Showtime documentary

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SMART Transportation Division Washington State Legislative Director Herb Krohn appeared on the cable television station Showtime’s documentary series “Years of Living Dangerously” Monday, May 12, in an episode entitled “The Governor.”

According to Showtime, the documentary event series explores the human impact of climate change.

In “The Governor,” correspondent Olivia Munn profiles what the show bills as the nation’s most climate-conscious governor, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, and reports on what he’ll do about the coal export depots in his state.

The show states as governor, Inslee is facing a well-financed campaign by the coal industry to build export depots that could ship 100 million tons of coal to Asia each year.

Krohn was interviewed for his perspective in support of the export terminal issue.

“I appeared on the episode for maybe a few minutes, even though the actual filmed interview lasted almost three hours,” Krohn said. “It is docu-entertainment and has a very biased perspective.”

“You can come out and protest and you can feel like you are doing something for the world. But, you are not accomplishing anything except costing American jobs,” Krohn tells viewers in the show.

Learn more about the episode here.