Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00147 

Received: 12/3/2020 1:02:00 PM
Commenter: Jason Scholes
Organization: Gary’s Insulation Inc.
State: Utah

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
My name is Jason Scholes and I have been a lifelong resident of the Uintah Basin. My Family owns and operates a small oilfield service company. We are writing to you today to let you know that the staff here at Gary’s Insulation Inc. are all in full support of the Railway coming to the Uintah Basin. We have been in business here in the oil & gas industry for the past 30 years and hope to continue that to the next generation of our family. We believe it would bring opportunities for our industry to stabilize as well as other industries the opportunity to come to this great place. Having additional transportation in and out of the area would allow for movement of commodities we can produce providing more stable jobs to the residents. We have skilled labor force here who would optimize the full potential of the rail line here in the Uintah Basin. It could bring opportunities to the agricultural, mining, timber, and potentially and possibly some manufacturing. The possibilities are endless, from furthering education to broadening our tax base for infrastructure and bettering the lives of many here, we believe the rail would thrive and be a great help and connection to the world. Thank you for your time.