Colorado loads another round against Utah crude oil trains

A black train passes next to a large river with mountains in the background



Colorado legislators made another recent step against crude oil being transported by rail through the state from Utah. The House okayed legislation to limit the length of trains in order to reduce chances of a hazardous spill.

It’s the latest volley against the Uinta Basin Railway which has gone to the US Supreme Court after a U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in support of counties and environmental groups who fought a Surface Transportation Board ruling to support expanded crude oil rail transportation through Colorado.

While waiting on a decision from the Supreme Court, the Uinta Basin Railway also plans to increase the size of the existing trains going through Colorado, reported the Colorado Sun.

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