A proposed 88-mile Uinta Basin Railway would bring up to five two-mile-long trains carrying oil from Utah through Colorado each day. The U.S. Forest Service has approved a key permit to build the new railway. However, communities along the route have called the government’s review “fatally flawed,” arguing that it didn’t adequately study the risks on some of the most precarious stretches of railroad in the country, including along the Colorado River.
“Down the Line” traces the eastbound route of the proposed rail line through some of Colorado’s most scenic, fragile, and densely populated areas.
LINK (via Colorado Newsline)