Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00115 

Received: 12/4/2020 11:33:25 AM
Commenter: Trisha Hedin
State: Utah

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
To Whom it May Concern, I am writing in regards to the Uinta Basin Railway and it's possible impacts on, specifically wildlife and wildlife habitat. It should be stated that this railway would be another component on the US government subsidizing the hydrocarbon industry. Unfortunately, this industry is one, that with climate change, is dying....or should be. We are seeing the devastating effects that carbon emissions is having on our environment, economy and societal health. The US must begin to move away from fossil fuels and fossil fuel extraction and embrace alternative forms of energy. In that, it is of archaic thinking to be investing monies into a railway that is backing a dying industry.This railway will move some of the more remote reaches our of state which holds an abundance of big game. In the building of this railway that would run near an existing highway, we would be disturbing vital habitat and wildlife that is a component of our state's natural resources. Wildlife and wildlife habitat do not only provide resource s for nonconsumptive purposes (aesthetics and recreation), but also for consumption and provide for our UDWR. I hope that you will seriously consider rejecting this proposal. It is not a wise use of our public lands and public land resources.Thank you. Trisha Hedin Concerned Citizen