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Judge says BNSF permits valid for La Crosse River marsh expansion


May 19, 2016 | La Crosse Tribune| A judge has determined state wildlife officials followed state law in issuing permits for BNSF Railway to build a second track through the La Crosse River marsh.

A group of area residents last year challenged the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ decision and asked the court to block the railroad’s wetland permits and to require the DNR to complete a more thorough environmental review of the project, which was completed in September.

In a decision issued Wednesday, La Crosse Circuit Judge Scott Horne found the agency “adequately considered the environmental impact” as required by state law.

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