Wilmington railyard promises rewards, but Long Beach neighbors still see a polluter
By RACHEL URANGA | firstname.lastname@example.org | Daily Breeze | PUBLISHED: February 19, 2018 at 7:30 am | UPDATED: February 20, 2018 at 3:47 pm
The fate of a planned $500 million railyard next to a low-income West Long Beach neighborhood is finally coming to a head, with lawyers on both sides of a lawsuit over the project appealing to the California Supreme Court.
For decades Warren Buffett’s Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co. has set its sights on a massive railyard in West Long Beach where cargo boxes from the nearby ports could be hitched onto a rail line that would deliver billions of dollars in goods across the country and shore up the company’s competitive edge.
Known as the the Southern California International Gateway project, the plan includes environmental perks, good-paying jobs and less pollution from cargo trucks, BNSF contends…
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