STB Rules against another Potential Rail Transfer Station

Date: August 17, 2007

Source: News Room

Aided by the efforts of a grass roots environmental group, the federal Surface Transportation Board rejected an application for construction of a controversial solid waste transfer station in Freehold Township, NJ. Even though the decision cited vague, incomplete and confusing information provided by the applicant: Ohio-based Ashland Railroad Inc., opposition came from more than 800 residents who signed letters to Sens. Lautenberg and Robert Menendez, both D-N.J. Rep. Frank J. Pallone Jr., D-N.J. said "I commend the STB for making the right decision and ruling against Ashland Railroad, but this is a decision that should be made by the state of New Jersey, not by the federal government. States should have the ability to regulate solid-waste transfer stations and that's why Congress must pass the Clean Railroads Act."

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