U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines joined a bipartisan group of senators in urging the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to fill three vacant seats on the STB’s Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee with coal sector representatives. Doing so will ensure the voice of the coal sector is represented and heard.
“Coal remains the largest volume commodity on our nation’s railways. The lack of rail service is keeping coal from being shipped to utilities under service contracts and is even reducing the amount of mined coal. Missed trains and large delays caused by a lack of crews and irregular schedules have forced some coal mines to limit the production of coal, which ultimately results in lost jobs, despite the high demand and abundantly available resources,” Daines wrote.
Read the full letter HERE.