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December 3, 2012

Update: DM&E axes coal shipping project

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MANKATO —

Hentges said he expects — after more than 15 years — that he’s probably done dealing with the coal train problem. Even if the nation’s energy economy swings back to favor coal in the future, there’s a good chance environmental reviews would have to be largely redone — a multi-year process — since so much time has passed and conditions have changed since the original review was completed.

“I’m somewhat in the twilight of my career,” he said. “And I’d say, at least for the next five to 10 years, I don’t see us talking about it.”

— The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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