Urgent: Help Protect Browns Canyon and the Arkansas Valley

01/05/2021 3:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

From our friends at American Whitewater:

It’s hard to imagine what it would be like if up to 10 trains full of heavy crude oil and hazardous chemicals were rumbling by while paddling the Arkansas River through Browns Canyon National Monument and the entire upper Arkansas River. It would, without question, change the experience in negative ways, including opening up the opportunity for the major disturbances associated with any kind of derailment and spill of oil into the river.

We need your help today to protect this incredible place. 

This past New Year’s Eve, Colorado Midland and Pacific Railway filed a notice of exemption for lease and operations of the Tennessee Pass line that runs through the Arkansas Valley to Parkdale.

You have two options to make your voice heard. We have created a sign on letter to be submitted along with American Whitewater's technical comments. However, if you’ve got the time to go the extra mile, we’ve included detailed directions here to submit your own filing directly to the Surface Transportation Board. Comments are due by January 22 - please take action today! 

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