Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00671 

Received: 2/12/2021 4:58:45 PM
Commenter: Ken Schow
State: Utah

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
I am related to a family who owns property in Argyle Canyon, in the midst of this railway project land. I see with the plans taking place in that area that there will be immense impact on their private property, and also moreover to the private properties of land owners in that entire region. I believe that this project and its construction and operation will have a serious negative impact on those properties, which the landowners have occupied, developed and maintained for many years. They use these private properties for the benefit and recreation of many family members, friends and associates, all who find great value in these resources. Other serious negative impacts of this project include natural resources and wildlife. There are also concerns with vegetation and forestation impacts. Beyond that are traffic and rail operation safety, construction and operation noise and pollution. There are many negative impacts that cannot be avoided in this process. I am completely against this railway project and development.