Cookies for collaboration. That was the arrangement between several Basin Electric employees and BNSF Railway’s legal team, as the two parties swapped cookie recipes as they neared a settlement regarding a decade-old rate case.
In the rate case, Western Fuels Association and Basin Electric, as the operating agent for the six participants of the Missouri Basin Power Project (MBPP), reached a settlement with BNSF Railway on May 13. The legal dispute with BNSF involved coal shipping rates for the Laramie River Station located near Wheatland, WY.
Swapping cookie recipes isn’t your typical end to a long and drawn-out negotiation.
Why did negotiations end on such amicable terms? Read the rest of the story in the July/August 2015 issue of Basin Today: Basin Electric and BNSF on good terms after settlement