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STB Issues Final Scope of Study for Green Eagle Railroad Environmental Impact Statement

07/08/2024 (Monday) [PDF Version]
No. 24-28

Michael Booth
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The Surface Transportation Board’s Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) today issued a Notice of Availability of the Final Scope of Study (Final Scope) for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) being prepared in connection with Green Eagle Railroad, LLC’s proposed construction and operation of an approximately 1.3-mile rail line in Maverick County, Texas.  The proposed rail line would be part of the proposed Puerto Verde Global Trade Bridge project, consisting of a new trade corridor for freight rail and commercial motor vehicles between Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, and Eagle Pass, Texas, United States.

OEA will now prepare and issue a Draft EIS, which will discuss the potential environmental impacts of the proposed project 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 project is available on the Board-sponsored project website at www.greeneaglerreis.com.

The notice, in Green Eagle Railroad – Construction and Operation Exemption – Line of Railroad in Maverick County, Texas, Docket No. FD 36652, may be viewed and downloaded here.