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ICC TO HEAR ST. CLAIR TUNNEL JURISDICTION ARGUMENTS

 DETROIT, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The ICC issued an order today calling for oral arguments on the jurisdiction issues raised by the city of Detroit and Canadian Pacific regarding the St. Clair River Tunnel.
 Presently under construction, the new $200 million tunnel replaces the existing century-old tunnel. The new tunnel is located just 80 feet north of the existing tunnel, between Port Huron, Mich., and Sarnia, Ontario.
 Robert Schellig, corporate general manager at Grand Trunk/CN North America, said, "The arguments before the ICC are limited to whether or not the ICC has jurisdiction in the relocation of the rail line. We recognize the ICC's need for a thorough understanding of the issues."
 President Clinton issued a Presidential Order May 17, 1993, granting CN North America permission to build the tunnel, saying "I have reviewed the application of the Permittees and find that the issuance of a permit would serve the national interest."
 The Departments of State, Defense, Interior, Justice, and Transportation raised no objection to the issuance of the permit. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers also determined that the issuance of a permit is appropriate and consistent.
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 /CONTACT: Gloria Combe of CN North America, 313-396-6574/


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