Federal Court Denies Motion to Dismiss in Swinomish Suit against BNSF Railroad

Here are the materials in Swinomish Indian Tribal Community v BNSF Railway Company (W.D. Wash.):

8 BNSF Motion to Dismiss or Stay

11 Response

13 Reply

19 DCT Order

We posted the complaint here.

The Stranger on the Swinomish Tribe’s Fight against BNSF’s Railroad

Here is “How One Tribe Could Slow the Rate of “Bomb Trains” Through Seattle.”An excerpt:

The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community couldn’t have known that more than a century later, crude-oil trains would be rattling along that very route—and across reservation land—carrying with them a well-established risk of derailing and exploding. In fact, the only way today’s Swinomish people knew that trains full of crude oil were passing through their land was from media reports in 2012. They’re not alone. As it stands, railroads still don’t have to disclose crude-by-rail routes.