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Norfolk Southern announces plans to cut pollution

Published On: Aug 10 2013 10:01:36 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 10 2013 04:00:36 PM CDT
NORFOLK, Va. -

A Norfolk, Virginia-based railroad company has a plan to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to reduce its environmental footprint.

Norfolk Southern has outlined key initiatives in the program which include buying new, more fuel-efficient trains, increasing capacity of the company's major rail corridors, continuing research and development of alternative power, and recycling old trains by installing cleaner-burning engines.

The company says it has made progress toward its goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent between 2009 and 2014.