Board Can Impose Enviro Terms On Mergers: DC Circ.

Law360, New York (March 15, 2011, 4:01 PM EDT) -- A 1980 railroad law does not strip the Surface Transportation Board of its authority to impose environmental conditions when approving minor mergers, the D.C. Circuit ruled Tuesday, shooting down a challenge by the Canadian National Railway Co.

A three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit found that the Staggers Rail Act of 1980 does not bar the STB, part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, from imposing environmental conditions such as the ones it levied when reviewing Canadian National's...
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