Archive for August 7, 2017

New WA pulp mill rail-served

(source: Railway Age 08/04/2017) Written by  Stuart Chirls, Senior Editor Construction is slated to start this month on a $184-million wheat straw pulp mill in Southeast Washington state, the first of its kind and the first new pulp facility of any kind in the state in years. The Columbia Mill, on a Union Pacific line northeast…

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Gateway chess game stalls Batory FRA confirmation

(Source: Railway Age, August 5, 2017) NEW YORK — Confirmation of career-railroader Ronald L. Batory as Federal Railroad Administrator has been delayed by New Jersey and New York’s Senate delegation—Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), Kirsten Gillibrand ((D-N.Y.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.)—over what they say is concern that the federal government will not…

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