BNSF and the Environment

BNSF and the Environment

At BNSF, we believe it is good business and good citizenship to minimize our impact on the planet and to contribute to the long-term sustainability of every community we serve. Railroads are by far the most environmentally friendly mode of surface transportation, and BNSF is a leader in the rail industry for the protection of our air, land and water.

BNSF plays a vital role in our nation's economy. Rail carries more than 40 percent of our nation's freight, and what we transport touches nearly every individual in all walks of life: grain, soybeans, lumber, steel, plastic, ethanol, coal and more. We do this while reducing emissions, saving fuel and relieving highway congestion.

Rail also provides a tremendous opportunity beyond fuel efficiency and sustainability: it reduces supply chain costs, allowing American businesses to be more competitive in the global market. A BNSF train can move one ton of freight 500 miles on just one gallon of diesel fuel.

Find out more about BNSF's commitment to the environment.

Videos From This Campaign

Content from this campaign

Breathe LA Video
The Breathe LA video includes comments from California stakeholders, including Lt. Governor of California Gavin Newsom, on BNSF's leadership in hybrid energy options, research into liquefied natural gas, and implementation of wide-span electric cranes. Since 2000, BNSF has purchased 3,000 new locomotives and have remanufactured 2,400 existing locomotives. These investments, along with...
Jun 17, 2013 2:45 PM ET


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