Governor Andrew Cuomo plans to file a petition with the federal Surface Transportation Board to force a rail company to remove empty oil-tanker cars stored on tracks in the central Adirondacks. “The Adirondack Park is home to some of the world’s most pristine forest lands, which powers its tourism economy, and we will not stand by and allow it to be used as a commercial dumping ground,” Cuomo said in a news release. Iowa Pacific Holdings, which operates the rail line, has brought in about seventy-five tank cars since mid-October. They are stored on sidings near the Boreas River in >>More
In flight over rail line, Protect the Adirondacks spots tank cars being stored in three locations.
Four environmental groups and two Adirondack towns urge Governor Cuomo to take immediate action to stop the storage railroad tank cars in the Adirondack Park.