Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00225 

Received: 12/13/2020 7:40:04 PM
Commenter: Leah Richardson
State: Utah

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
I do not support the Uinta Basin Railway. Please consider the effect this will have on air pollution in the Uinta Basin. I already exceeds federal standards because of existing oil and gas development in the region, and this project would make it worse. Also, the proposed route of the Uinta Basin Railway traverses roadless areas, steep canyons, and rugged terrain. Over 10,000 acres of big game habitat will be affected by the railroad. Some of this area has been designated as crucial big game habitat by the U.S. Forest Service. The route also impacts the 1600 acres of Greater sage grouse habitat, and areas inhabited by the endangered Barnaby ridge-cress.