Coal

Ohama Public Power District sues Union Pacific

17 May 2007 — According to the Associated Press, the Ohama Public Power District has sued Union Pacific Corp., joining at least two other utilities that have taken the nation’s largest railroad to court because of coal delivery problems.

AP reports that the OPPD lawsuit, filed in Douglas County District Court, seeks more than $7 million in damages. The utility says Union Pacific has failed to live up to its contract since spring of 2005.

An OPPD spokesman said the utility was reluctant to file the lawsuit, but decided it was necessary, as reported by AP.

Union Pacific officials did not immediately return calls for comment.