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Union Pacific Says EPA Destroyed Records It Wanted

OMAHA, Neb. - (AP) Union Pacific Corp. asked a federal judge Wednesday to order the Environmental Protection Agency to stop destroying records the railroad requested about lead contamination in Omaha. The EPA and Union Pacific have been trying for years to settle who should pay more than $200 million...

Railroads Threatened With Lawsuits Over Diesel Exhaust

LOS ANGELES - (AP) An environmental group threatened to sue two of the nation's biggest rail owners Tuesday under a novel legal theory that would classify diesel exhaust as hazardous waste. The Natural Resources Defense Council sent letters to Union Pacific Corp. and Burlington Northern Santa Fe...

Judge Says $200 Million Los Angeles Train Crash Award Falls Short

LOS ANGELES - (AP) A judge on Thursday divided $200 million among victims of the disastrous 2008 collision of two trains but said he was forced to short-change them and make "impossible decisions" because of a federal cap on damages . Twenty-five people died and more than 100 were injured when...

Nevada Trucking Firm Sues Amtrak, Union Pacific Over Crash

RENO, Nev. - (AP) A Nevada trucking company has filed suit again Amtrak and Union Pacific, claiming they failed to maintain a safe railroad crossing at the site where one of its drivers plowed into an Amtrak train last month, killing six people and injuring at least 20 others. The Reno Gazette-Journal...