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Ninth Circuit panel backs Union Pacific in right of way case

By Erianne Leatherman | Feb 24, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has reinstated counterclaims by Union Pacific Railroad on Feb. 7 centered on its leasing of land under 1,800 miles of its right of way to Santa Fe Pacific Pipeline LP to build a petroleum pipeline.

Pipeline serves a 'railroad purpose' as long as railroad operation continues and benefits, 9th Circuit rules

By Karen Kidd | Feb 13, 2018

A pipeline can suffice as a "railroad purpose" under right-of-way rules granted to railroads in the 19th century, as long as the railroad benefits, an appeals court ruled this month.

Railroads succeed in blocking new Haz-Mat tax

By Michelle de Leon | Dec 11, 2016

SACRAMENTO -- A California judge has granted a preliminary injunction against the new tax scheme scheduled to be imposed on trains carrying hazardous materials, pointing out that the petitioners’ arguments merited a day in court.

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