Case | HBS Case Collection | October 1991 (Revised August 1993)

Acid Rain: Burlington Northern, Inc. (A)

by Forest L. Reinhardt

Abstract

Burlington Northern (BN) hauls low-sulfur coal from the northern Great Plains to electric utilities in the Midwest. Acid rain legislation may affect the geographic scope of BN's markets. Railroad managers need to assess the economic effects of acid rain controls and their chances of influencing the controls' structure.

Keywords: Rail Transportation; Environmental Sustainability; Development Economics; Government Legislation; Natural Environment; Policy; Metals and Minerals; Industry Growth; Industry Structures; Rail Industry; United States;

Citation:

Reinhardt, Forest L. "Acid Rain: Burlington Northern, Inc. (A)." Harvard Business School Case 792-018, October 1991. (Revised August 1993.)