Bill that would end some rail exemptions moves ahead

06/1/2009 | ICIS Chemical Business (U.K.)

A bill that would end antitrust exemptions that give U.S. railroads pricing power over chemical shippers was considered by a House subcommittee in May and could be taken up in the Senate as soon as mid-June, according to the American Chemistry Council, which supports the bill. The ACC belongs to the group Consumers United for Rail Equity, which says that shippers served by only one railroad are held "captive" by a monopoly that the exemptions allow to exist.

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