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Great Lakes Basin fails to appeal freight rail decision

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MUNSTER, Ind. (AP) - A group has failed to appeal in federal court the rejection of its application to construct a more than 260-mile freight railroad from northern Indiana to southeastern Wisconsin.

The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports that Great Lakes Basin Transportation had 60 days starting Aug. 31 to appeal the Surface Transportation Board's decision.

The board says it rejected the company's $2.8 billion plan because it didn't provide accurate financial information.

Howard Learner is executive director of the Chicago-based Environmental Law & Policy Center, which fought against the transportation group in court. He says the company would have to submit a new application with all the financial information.

The railroad would've provided freight trains a path around Chicago.

Company officials declined to comment to the newspaper about future plans.

Information from: The Times, http://www.nwitimes.com

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