Developers aren’t giving up on oil railroad in Colorado

The U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia weighed in on a lawsuit involving the Surface Transportation Board and Uinta Basin Railway. (Photo: Jim Allen/FreightWaves)


Developers of a proposed 88-mile oil train across western Colorado vow to continue efforts to make it happen, this after a U.S. Court of Appeals ruled the Uinta Basin Railway had not received adequate environmental review by a federal agency.

The rail line was proposed to carry oil from eastern Utah and across western Colorado to Denver and eventually on to the Cushing hub in Oklahoma.

“The Uinta Basin Railway team remains committed to the successful planning, construction, and operation of the railway. While we disagree with the D.C. Circuit Court’s recent decision, we respect the authority of the U.S. Court of Appeals,” the railway’s developers said in a statement to FreightWaves.

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