delayoverCommissioner Patricia Aho signed the approval letter to NNEPRA today which grants the rail authority its much sought after and frequently delayed Storm Water Runoff permit. There is, as expected, a list of "Special Conditions" that must be met. None seems to be excessively burdensome.

Tom Bell of the Portland Press Herald has written a thorough article on the decision including quotes from opponents who threaten to appeal.

Interested in the details of the decison? Go here.

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