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The Surface Transportation Board Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) last week filed a notice of intent (NOI) to announce it will prepare an environmental impact statement for the Green Eagle Railroad LLC’s proposed construction and operation of a 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, which calls for a new trade corridor for freight rail and commercial motor vehicles between Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, and Eagle Pass, Texas, STB officials said in a press release.
Because the proposed rail line has the potential to result in significant environmental impacts, the OEA determined that the preparation of an environmental impact statement is appropriate under the National Environmental Policy Act. The NOI begins the scoping period, the first step of the environmental review process.
The OEA will accept comments on the scope of the environmental impact statement until April 29. OEA will hold three public meetings during the comment period.

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