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D.C. Circuit rules Transportation Board has NEPA authority

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 25 2011

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Surface Transportation Board (STB), which is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, has the authority to require an environmental impact statement (EIS) under NEPA when it considers whether to approve a railroad company merger

NEPA: D.C. Circuit rules Sierra Club lacks standing to challenge rail merger

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 25 2010

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a Surface Transportation Board decision that a merger between the Canadian Pacific Railway Corp. and Dakota Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corp. (DM&E) may proceed despite the lack of an environmental impact study (EIS) under NEPA