Feds eye stricter rules for railroad rights of way in Western states


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  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Sept. 1, 2014 4:21 a.m.

    The feds are right to block this illegal use of rights of way becuse there will be consequences and dangerous changes made to the right of way that will affect the maintenance of trains and environmental alterations to endanger the trains and corporations infringement on the right of way.

    The rail sytem, rails, land use, land type, and land stability has been based on train use and train use only. To add dangerous and hazardous fuel to the fire can have consequences beyond the imagination. These rail lines and supplylines transverse many rivers, lakes, and natural wildlife habitate a single one time event will affect the line for decades. No, we don't want a single route to incorporate so many diverse and dangerous systems into one route where cooperaion and control will encourgae various shortcuts in the ranges of serviceable and safe use for the most dangerous use of the route.

  • dawgdeelux saratoga springs, UT
    Aug. 31, 2014 10:07 p.m.

    Want to stifle growth, slow down development and pretty much stop the oil industry? Don't allow them to move their products across Federally Held Land, no access to linear right of ways. Make them go around, increase the cost of transportation projects. With the current administration in D.C. it seems anything is play as long as it keeps industry at bay.