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CEI Replies to the National Industrial Transportation League's Petition for Rulemaking to Adopt Revised Competitive Switching Rules

Regulatory Comments and Testimony

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CEI Replies to the National Industrial Transportation League's Petition for Rulemaking to Adopt Revised Competitive Switching Rules

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On behalf of the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a non-profit public policy organization that specializes in regulatory issues, I respectfully submit this letter in reply to the National Industrial Transportation League’s (“League”) Petition for Rulemaking to Adopt Revised Competitive Switching Rules.

This comment letter develops the following points:

Forced switching agreements would endanger the future health of the railroad industry and the American economy as a whole.

The League and its members ignore the underlying economics of network industries and competition policy.

The Surface Transportation Board (“STB” or “Board”) should again reject attempts by a minority of shippers to impose disastrous new regulations on the railroad industry.

Marc Scribner - Letter in Reply to NITL Petition for Rule Making - EP 711