The U.S. Forest Service pulls a right-of-way permit that would have allowed construction of the Uinta Basin Railway. Also, Genesee & Wyoming (G&W) issues its latest Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report.
Uinta Basin Railway
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Dec. 4 denied a petition to rehear challenges to its August 2023 decision that halted the Uinta Basin Railway project in
The Surface Transportation Board (STB), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and Department of Justice (DOJ) in separate filings this month told the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
The Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) December 2021 approval of the construction and operation of the Uinta Basin Railway was struck down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper and U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), along with more than 150 environmental groups, some from as far away as New Jersey, have sent a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg urging the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to reject the use of tax-exempt “private activity bonds” for the Uinta Basin Railway, stating that the project would “undermine President Biden’s priority of addressing the climate crisis, and harm communities through which these oil trains will travel and where this oil will be refined.”
The Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) “inadequate” assessments of the Uinta Basin Railway project’s climate, public health and safety impacts undermine its approval of the project under the Interstate Commerce Commission Termination Act, according to a Colorado County and environmental groups, Law360 reports.
The wheels of the Uinta Basin Railway project, which will be built primarily to haul crude oil, have been greased. Construction could begin as early as next year after the U.S. Forest
AECOM, Skanska-Clyde Joint Venture and Obayashi Corporation have landed the final engineering and construction contracts for Uinta Basin Railway, slated to serve the mineral, energy, agricultural, construction and manufacturing industries in northeastern Utah.
What’s the consequence of appointing as chairperson of the Surface Transportation Board (STB) a veteran of rough-and-tumble Chicago politics? Contentment and consternation, it seems.
The Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) has issued a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Uinta Basin Railway in Utah.