Supreme Court asked to rule on Utah-Colorado oil train


The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to settle the dispute that has stalled creation of an oil train carrying crude oil from Utah’s Uinta Basin through Colorado and eventually to the Cushing Hub in northern Oklahoma.

After the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled in August against federal approval of the 88-mile railway, supporters of the project decided to ask the Supreme Court to consider the issue. And so last week, the Seven County Infrastructure Coalition that was formed by seven Utah counties to create the railway filed their appeal with the highest court in the land.

The railway project had approval by federal regulators but opponents and the DC Circuit Court of Appeals decided the regulatory agencies did not properly review the potential environmental impacts.

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