Crews construct a second line through the La Crosse River Marsh
La Crosse, WI (WXOW) -
A court ruling today lets the BNSF use their new railroad track laid through the La Crosse River marsh.
Judge Scott Horne lifted a temporary ban on the the use of the track on Monday. Its a reverse of an earlier ruling by Judge Horne that kept the railroad from using the track while a legal challenge to the permitting process made its way through the court system.
BNSF said the second line was needed to help meet increased demand and that any delay during the busy fall shipping season would not only hurt business but the economy of the northern U.S.
CARS, or Citizens Acting for Rail Safety, filed suit in March against the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in March, claiming the agency granted BNSF wetland permits without adequate environmental review.
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