The controversy over the use of a thirty-mile rail line in the central Adirondacks got a lot more interesting in recent weeks. The railroad that has been storing empty tank cars on the line--to the consternation of state and local officials--now … [Read more...] about Should state buy the Tahawus rail line?
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The state Department of Environmental Conservation has won a preliminary round in its fight to remove empty tank cars stored on a rail line in the central Adirondacks. In a decision Tuesday, the federal Surface Transportation Board granted DEC’s … [Read more...] about DEC wins round in fight over tank cars
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer has written a letter to a federal agency condemning the storage of empty tanker cars on a rail line in the central Adirondacks. “The Adirondack Park is a uniquely valuable and vulnerable natural resource, and is … [Read more...] about Schumer joins fight against tank cars on Adirondack rail line
Peter Bauer of Protect the Adirondacks flew over the North Creek-Tahawus rail line on Thursday, giving us a better handle on how many and where railcars are being stored in the corridor. In the past few weeks, Iowa Pacific has moved sixty-five … [Read more...] about Tank Cars Stored Near Opalescent And Boreas
Last week we posted a song by Dan Berggren titled “Junkyard Express,” a protest against the storage of empty tank cars along tracks in the Adirondacks. Among the people who listened to it was Ed Ellis, president of Iowa Pacific Holdings, the owner of … [Read more...] about RR Chief Defends Tank-Car Storage In A Song
Governor Andrew Cuomo is opposed to storing empty tank-cars on tracks in the Adirondacks. His state agencies have raised questions about it. Environmental groups are strongly against it. So what can they do about it? Iowa Pacific … [Read more...] about A Legal Case Against Storing Tank Cars In Adirondacks