Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00259 

Received: 1/4/2021 10:54:09 AM
Commenter: Nicole Rosa
State: Colorado

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
I am very much against this project. This sentence: "According to the DEIS, an estimated 3.68-10.52 trains per day would traverse the new rail line, and those trains, with approximately 100 oil tankers each, would then travel along the Arkansas River’s 100-mile stretch of Gold Medal trout waters, including Browns Canyon." ABSOLUTELY INSANE! It's not a matter of "if" there will be a spill, but "when". Recreation in Chaffee county completely depends on this river. Fishing completely depends up on this river. Thousands of people depend on the river for clean drinking water in that area, and tens of thousands downriver into Pueblo Reservoir and further East. Colorado Springs Southern Delivery System uses water from the Arkansas River. This river needs to be protected at all costs, and running trains of up to 100 oil tankers is a VERY BAD IDEA.