Tulsa sues rail operators in fight over butane loading operation



A railroad fight in Tulsa over a butane transloading operation near a USA BMX facility near the city’s downtown has erupted in court.
Tulsa sued South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad LLC and Centennial Energy LLC and asked a judge to decide the question whether municipal or federal law takes precedence over the regulation of railroads operating within the city.
The Tulsa World reported this week on the site of the butane loading operation that is close to the USA BMX facility and to the campus of Oklahoma State University-Tulsa. The city contends the railroad’s butane operation should not be allowed because the property is not zoned for the use. The lawsuit asks a judge to declare the operation to be illegal and in violation of Tulsa’s zoning code.
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