Tongue River Railroad Environmental Impact Analysis


Synapse reviewed a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed Tongue River Railroad line in Montana. The statement was submitted to the Office of Environmental Analysis’ Surface Transportation Board as part of Docket Number 30186, in which the Tongue River Railroad Company petitioned for the construction and operation of a rail line from Ashland to Decker, Montana. Synapse analyzed the modeling, assumptions, and conclusions in the draft EIS, and assessed the appropriateness of both the methodology used and the presentation of results in the context of the region’s energy system and expected regulatory climate. 

Project completed October 2015