Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00607-0003 

Received: 2/4/2021 12:00:00 AM
Commenter: Alison Frates

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
Please choose the no-action alternative for the proposed Uinta Basin Railway. The damage done to our air, water, land and wildlife is not worth the construction of this railway. The pollution in the Uinta Basin is already deplorable, and negatively impacts the health of its residents. This railway would exacerbate the problem, and will affect people in Colorado as well. It seems to me that the last thing we want to do in the Southwest is defile some of our last remaining healthy waterways. This railway would cross and pollute more than 400 streams and wetland areas. Browns Canyon would also be impacted, which is a national monument and should be protected! There will inevitably be spills and sparks that cause wildfires. This is a terrible idea and quite frankly unacceptable.