Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00160 

Received: 12/4/2020 11:03:00 AM
Commenter: Melody Hillegeist
State: Utah

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
Hello Joshua, I am voicing my opinion about the railroad in the Uintah Basin. I am 100% for it. I’ve lived here for 40+ years. I have seen the boom and bust of the oilfield over and over. I think that the railroad would not only stabilize the oilfield directly but also the entire community here. We’re a great crowd of people who struggle to make ends meet like everyone else. If this is something that would bring a baseline then we wouldn’t have the boom and bust economy. I want to say one more thing. The people who are against the railroad do they live here? I know everyone gets to have an opinion but they need to feel the boom and bust. Not only that but the great community spirit here that rides it out every single time. We find a way to make it work. If your not from here then you just move off. My kids are here, my work is here, my life is here.  Melody Hillegeist Office Manager 10169 Pariette Road Myton, Utah 84052 O: 435-709-3400 D: 435-709-3405