Tesoro petitions Surface Transportation Board to oppose Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

By Roger Straw, June 7, 2016

Tesoro also petitions Surface Transportation Board

On June 7, the City of Benicia posted a Tesoro petition asking the STB for a declaratory order.  The original document is huge (14MB), but is available here in an unofficial reduced, searchable format.

“[Tesoro] files this Petition for Declaratory Order to give effect to the provisions of the Interstate Commerce Commission Termination Act…protecting the rights of shippers to receive rail service upon reasonable request….The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community (“SITC”) brought suit in federal court against BNSF Railway Company (“BNSF”), seeking to prohibit or manage rail service to Tesoro’s refinery in Anacortes, Washington….The rail service at issue extends over tribal lands held in trust by the United States government….”