Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00204 

Received: 12/9/2020 4:19:52 PM
Commenter: Cade Kowallis
State: Utah

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
I want to put in my support for the Uinta Basin Railway. I was born and raised in the uinta basin and operate a business in Roosevelt. In talking with other around the community I have not meet anyone that does not see the need for this project. It will provide significant ability to stabilize and diversify our economy. We have always suffered the ups and downs that come with the oil industry. By having a railway it would not only help stabilize our oil industry but provide ways to have additional industry in our area. Many of the comments that I read that oppose this project site environmental issues. I have to disagree with them as the railway would provide a safer way to transport our oil out of the region taking long haul crude trucks off of highway 40 along with the emissions that they create. I am excited for the prospect of this project and fully support the opportunities that it provides for this great community and great area of the state of utah.