City of Alexandria, VA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 16, 2009
City Receives Ruling in Norfolk Southern Lawsuit
On April 15, the City received United States District Court Judge James C. Cacheris' ruling, which found for the City in some respects, but in general, found that federal law preempts the City’s permitting system for the trucks entering and leaving the transloading facility. The City disagrees with certain aspects of the opinion and is evaluating its appellate rights, maintaining that the Court's ruling still allows City regulation of the trucks.
To view the ruling, and learn more about the Norfolk Southern Ethanol Transloading Facility, visit alexandriava.gov/transloading