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VOL. 126 | NO. 244 | Thursday, December 15, 2011

Union Pacific Spent $1.26 Million on Q3 Lobbying

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Union Pacific Corp. spent $1.26 million during the third quarter to influence proposed railroad regulations and pollution restrictions.

That's more than the $1.22 million the Omaha-based railroad spent during last year's third quarter, but less than the $1.49 million it spent during this year's second quarter.

UP operates an intermodal facility in Marion, Ark.

Union Pacific said in a report filed Oct. 17 that it continued to oppose new railroad antitrust restrictions and efforts to regulate greenhouse gas emissions because coal-burning utilities are big railroad customers.

UP said it supported a proposal to help expand the capacity of freight railroads, and it backed bills that would put limits on interstate trucking.

Union Pacific is the nation's largest railroad. It operates 32,400 miles of track in 23 states from the Midwest to the West and Gulf coasts.

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