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11/9/2009



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CSXT tabbed for Maryland's 'Green Registry'


CSX Transportation recently became the first transportation provider to be selected to join the Maryland Green Registry, a voluntary self-certification program that promotes and recognizes sustainable practices by organizations throughout the state, according to a statement issued by CSXT. The selection was announced last week by Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley.

The Maryland Green Registry includes organizations that complete a “best practices” profile covering environmental management and leadership, waste reduction, energy and water conservation, transportation and green building design.

CSXT was selected for the registry due to its “overall commitment to environmental sustainability,” according to a prepared statement. The railroad recently announced a plan to reduce C02 emissions by 2.4 million tons, the equivalent of taking 441,000 cars off the road annually or burning 5.6 million fewer barrels of oil.

“The Maryland Green Registry provides an opportunity for these organizations to share their stories and inspire others to take steps to protect our air, land and water, including the Chesapeake Bay,” Martin said. “We’re fortunate to have more than 80 organizations in our state who have agreed to come forward and participate — including CSX — and we hope to have hundreds more organizations join us.”



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