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STB Issues Final Scope of Study for CP/KCS Merger Environmental Impact Statement

02/18/2022 (Friday) [PDF Version]
No. 22-08

Michael Booth
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The Surface Transportation Board’s Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) today issued the Final Scope of Study (Final Scope) for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that OEA is preparing in connection with the proposed acquisition of Kansas City Southern (KCS) by Canadian Pacific (CP) in Docket No. FD 36500.

OEA will now prepare and issue a Draft EIS, which will discuss the potential environmental impacts of the proposed acquisition of KCS by CP and set forth OEA’s preliminary recommendations for appropriate mitigation measures.  OEA will request public comments on the Draft EIS and will hold public meetings after the Draft EIS is issued.  More information regarding the environmental review process for the proposed acquisition is available on the Board-sponsored project website at www.CP-KCSMergerEIS.com.

The Final Scope, in Canadian Pacific Railway Limited; Canadian Pacific Railway Company; Soo Line Railroad Company; Central Maine & Quebec Railway US Inc.; Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation; and Delaware & Hudson Railway Company, Inc.—Control—Kansas City Southern; The Kansas City Southern Railway Company; Gateway Eastern Railway Company; and The Texas Mexican Railway Company, Docket No. FD 36500, may be viewed and downloaded here.