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Feds Finally Kill $400 Million Tongue River Coal Railroad Proposal
"The $405 million Tongue River Railroad proposed for southeast Montana is the crashing coal economy’s latest casualty," reports Tom Lutey. "The federal Surface and Transportation Board decided unanimously to kill the coal railroad, given the recent bankruptcy of Arch Coal."
The last Planetizen heard from the Tongue River Railroad, the permitting process had been "suspended" in December. Since then, Arch Coal also suspended an application for a major mine proposal in southeastern Montana that would have used the Tongue River Railroad to deliver coal north to Miles City.