Environmental Groups Appeal Railroad Herbicide Spraying

In 2006, after the Alaska Railroad applied for a permit to spray herbicides along the railroad and public outcry ensued, the Department of Environmental Conservation denied the permit.  In 2008, the Railroad authorized a study on small sections of track and then reapplied to DEC for a permit. Since that time, environmental groups have been following the appeals process on the permit approval.

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Sue Deyoe is a reporter at KTNA in Talkeetna.