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STB sides with BNSF; Railway can require shippers to suppress coal dust

(Source: Associated Press, December 17, 2013)

SEATTLE, Wash. The federal Surface Transportation Board has decided that BNSF Railway can require coal shippers to use certain methods to reduce the amount of coal dust lost from rail cars leaving coal mines in Wyoming and Montana. In a decision last Wednesday, the board said shippers challenging the railway's coal-loading rules had not shown the measures were unreasonable. It did, however, find one provision related to liability unreasonable.

Full story: The Columbian

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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