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Feds eye stricter rules for railroad rights of way

(Source: Associated Press, September 1, 2014)

BOISE, Idaho — Thousands of miles of active railroad tracks in 11 Western states cross public land on 200-foot-wide rights of way granted under an 1875 law intended to encourage westward expansion. But the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of the Solicitor determined it made a mistake 15 years ago by allowing too much discretion on what modern-day railroads can build or allow third parties to build on that land.

Full story: Great Falls Tribune

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

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