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Shelburne And Vermont Railway Battle In Court, And Court Of Public Opinion

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March 9, 2016 | VPR | The Town of Shelburne and Vermont Railway issued two very different press releases Monday about the same court decision. Both sides claimed victory on what was essentially a non-decision. And in an email to the press, the chairman of the Shelburne Select Board accused Vermont Railway of lying.

At issue is a salt storage and transfer facility that Vermont Railway plans to build in Shelburne to replace its existing facility in Burlington. Road salt brought in by rail would be stored in large salt sheds and distributed throughout northern Vermont by truck. The railroad company is claiming federal preemption, saying it is regulated by federal rules and does not need to abide by state and local building regulations.

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