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BNSF: Court ruling will have serious impact on northern U.S. economy

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August 31, 2015 | News 8000|LA CROSSE. Wis. (WKBT) –Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad is challenging a court ruling that does not allow trains to use the second track it’s adding through La Crosse until after a hearing late next month, but in documents filed this week by a BNSF attorney, the company said the court order will have a serious impact on rail transportation across the northern United States.

Members of the group Citizens Acting For Rail Safety filed a lawsuit against BNSF in March, claiming the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources gave BNSF a wetland permit without a thorough environmental review. La Crosse County Circuit Court Judge Scott Horne placed a stay on train traffic on the second line earlier this month.

BNSF is asking the court to reconsider the stay because it “comes at the worst possible time for BNSF and its customers.”

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