Environment & Energy Report

Union Pacific Must Report Flammable Liquids, Other Data

March 17, 2020, 9:25 PM

Union Pacific Railroad Co. lacked evidence supporting its argument that sharing with states certain county-level information, and data about its transportation of flammable liquids, failed to protect confidential business information in violation of federal law, according to the D.C. Circuit.

Union Pacific provided “not a mote of evidence” that the information at issue in its petition for review, which is used for spill-response efforts, has been or could be exploited, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit said in its ruling issued Tuesday.

The company argued the regulation that it share data with states, including a weekly estimate...

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