Column: How green are the nation's railroads?

06/28/2010 |

The question has been posed: Can railroads, which serve the coal industry, be green? According to journalist Marc Gunther, who recently wrote a feature article on Union Pacific, the answer is "yes." Of the environmental advantages touted by UP, "they are real," writes Gunther. From its fuel economy to its ultra low-emission yard-switching locomotives, UP has made a real effort to go green.

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