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Vt. railroad says not subject to local rules

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ROCKINGHAM, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont railroad seeking to build a propane loading facility in Rockingham say the installation would be governed by federal rules and not local zoning ordinances.

Green Mountain Railroad lawyer Eric Benson, says the company is regulated by the Surface Transportation Board and is not required to obtain state or local permits as they seek to install three 60,000 gallon propane tanks at five train-to-tank unloading spaces.

The Claremont Eagle Times reports the proposed facility, expected to create up to 10 jobs, has met some resistance in town.

Benson told the Rockingham select board and Bellows Falls Village trustees the railroad has been working with the town to ensure the facility is constructed in compliance with all applicable laws and environmental, safety and building code restrictions.

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