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Municipal – Transportation Ordinance – Bulk Ethanol Shipments (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court says a City of Alexandria ordinance that purports to regulate the bulk transportation of ethanol, a hazardous material, as applied to plaintiff Norfolk Southern Railway, is preempted by federal law and is invalid. The ordinance at issue prohibits hauling waste material, building or construction supplies, bulk materials or commodities, heavy vehicles ...

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