Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00050
Received: 11/25/2020 4:31:08 PM
Commenter: Jill Merritt
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
I object to this project because of its inevitable damage to air and water. Air pollution in the Uinta Basin already exceeds federal standards because of existing oil and gas development in the region -- by increasing oil and gas development, this project would make it worse. The preferred project alignment would run almost the entire length of Indian Canyon Creek, affecting the entire area with 443 stream crossings, impacting over 61 miles of streams and 26 acres of floodplains. All the alternative routes connect to the existing railroad at the same spot: directly adjacent to important wetlands along the Price River. These are unacceptable impacts to the precious perennial waterways in our semi-arid state.