Federal regulators release coal railroad draft study

April 17, 2015 8:13 PM

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Federal regulators have released a draft study of the potential environmental impacts of the proposed Tongue River Railroad and found it could have minor to highly adverse impacts on transportation, climate change, noise, water and historical resources.

The $403 million rail line would transport low-sulfur coal from the proposed Otter Creek Mine and other possible mines in the Powder River Basin along the Montana-Wyoming border to U.S. markets and to West Coast ports, where it could be shipped overseas.

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