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Utah crude trains could be rolling through Colorado after Forest Service denies objections to new rail line

It’s looking likely that heated train cars loaded with a waxy crude oil will be rolling through Colorado after the Forest Service last week rejected objections to the proposed new rail line in a section of roadless forest in Utah.   “We are going to continue to fight this terrible project with every tool available to […]

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Trains will carry “waxy crude” oil through Colorado every day after Utah approves new railway

The Surface Transportation Board’s recent approval of a new 88-mile railroad in Utah’s Uinta Basin has spiked concerns that daily trains loaded with heated crude oil will be traveling along Colorado’s river corridors. “It’s a ticking carbon bomb,” said Michael Kunkel, whose Friends of Browns Canyon last summer successful campaigned to block an expedited proposal […]