Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00070 

Received: 12/1/2020 7:40:13 PM
Commenter: David Anson
State: Utah

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
Dear Dr. Wayland, Thank you for the presentation I viewed online today and your thorough work. I live in Salt Lake City, Utah and have spent time in the Uinta Basin. I have a degree in Geology, 1979, from Stanford University. I worked for Exxon for several years, and studied for a while in the Graduate School of Business at the University of Houston. I have tried to look at all of the costs and benefits of this project and and conclude that the significant environmental costs to the air, the water, the land, the wildlife and to humans speak loudly that it should be denied and no action taken. In addition to the local effects, there will be regional pollution increases. Also, the effect on the Ute Indian tribe was substantial for your preferred option. Finally, the spending of money reportedly earmarked to mitigate oil company damage may or may not be in your jurisdiction, but it will leave a stain on citizen's trust in government. Please take no action. Thank you very much. Sincerely yours, David Anson, Ph.D.