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Union Pac. R.R. Co. v. Surface Transp. Bd., No. 10-1019

Petition for Review of STB Ratemaking

In Union Pac. R.R. Co. v. Surface Transp. Bd., No. 10-1019, a petition for review of a decision of the Surface Transportation Board (STB) holding that petitioner's rates for two chlorine shipments, also called "movements," were unreasonably high, the court denied the petition where the Board's decision articulated a rational connection between the facts found and the decision made.

As the court wrote:  "US Magnesium, L.L.C. ("USM") operates a magnesium production facility in Rowley, Utah, and relies on the Union Pacific Railroad Company ("UP") to ship its chlorine co-product from Rowley to two receiving facilities in Arizona. In May 2009, USM filed a complaint before the Surface Transportation Board ("STB" or the "Board"), arguing that UP's rates for the two chlorine shipments, also called "movements," were unreasonably high."

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