Old rail line decision

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HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. (KIEM) A federal decision is complicating efforts to turn miles of old rail line through Humboldt County into the Great Redwood Trail. Some lawmakers fear this week’s decision by federal regulators *not* to prioritize trail use could open the door for the defunct rail system to transport coal. North coast state senator mike McGuire and congressman Jared Huffman are again promising legislative action to prevent so-called toxic trains from becoming a reality.