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League Response to SCOTUS Ruling
We join our colleague at the Rails to Trails Conservancy in being extremely disappointed by the recent Supreme Court ruling on railway rights of way.
The decision will make it more difficult to get trails on the ground in those situations where federallygranted rights of way are at issue, and we share RTC's belief that this decision is not in the public interest.
The decision was also disappointing because of some of the language that's been widely reported in the media, especially from Justice Breyer. There is now decades of experience of trails existing in perfect harmony with the landowners, communities and myriad land uses through which they pass -- there is simply no justification for the scaremongering he perpetuated in his decision.
We urge you to follow developments on this story on RTC's website.