OP-ED: Union Pacific trains are causing environmental damage


Negative issues are brewing about near the Union Pacific train yard as engineers are not paying attention to specific factors when carrying through with daily operations. Because no one is paying attention this matter is being brought to light through a blog and perhaps now this issue will actually be paid attention to.

For the past month Union Pacific trains going into and coming from the train yard have been over hauling frieght and causing the ground to split unnecessarily directly from the rails towards homes. Another issue taking place these freight trains are either exiting or entering at higher speed than normal. This frieght yard is in town limits so why is it that engineers are not going at a reasonable speed to prevent derailment? Lastly, because these trains are doing all the above it is causing houses to shake constantly as they enter and exit the frieght yard which is not acceptable. The legal weight of frieght trains must be kept and not gone over but more importantly no damage to surrounding area should be done in the process.

There are elderly and medical residents living in the surrounding homes who must tolerate this activity and it raises the question of what can be done and when Union Pacific will correct the matter so they will start ethically correct their actions for residents and to prevent further environmental damage.

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