December 13, 2017
Lisa Broadt of TC Palm reports that St. Lucie and Martin Counties have voted to stop challenging environmental permits sought by Brightline and will explore focusing on other concerns about the trains:
Increased freight traffic, and the possible transportation of hazardous materials on the Florida East Coast Railway tracks, should be more closely examined, Holmes said.
“If the increased trains will include LNG, well then that needs to be looked at,” [senior assistant Martin County attorney] Holmes said, referring to liquefied natural gas, a hazardous material. “That likely will cost a lot of money and energy to ensure protection for Martin County.”
To read the TC Palm article, please click here: http://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/local/shaping-our-future/all-aboard-florida/2017/12/13/st-lucie-martin-county-officials-drop-one-brightline-challenge-explore-new-strategy/935981001/