Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00061 

Received: 12/1/2020 11:44:44 AM
Commenter: Paul Rogers
Organization: Utah Citizen
State: Utah

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
When I first heard this proposal to develop a railway corridor to the Uninta Basin I was estatic! Finally, Utah is waking up to the beauty of (actually revisiting a historical precedent) to passenger transport by rail...but then reality struck. Are you kidding me? In this time of climate crisis you would consider INCREASING oil/gas production in the Uinta Basin by up to 4x current levels? This is the 21st century; we are moving away from fossil fuels. In addition to myriad environmental problems with this proposed rail initiative, there is a purely dumb business decision: fossil fuels are on the way out. They simply have to be and more citizens are realizing this fact every day. We need to stop treating eastern Utah like the "throwaway" part of the state and prserve our clean air and (currently) suitable climate. I vehemently say "no" to this project and suggest you re-work your priorities for the Uinta Basin, Utah, and the world. Thanks for hearing me out.-paul rogers