Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00280 

Received: 1/9/2021 2:52:01 PM
Commenter: Dick Carney
State: Colorado

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
It would be insane to transport crude oil or any other hazardous material on the railroad anywhere between Canon City and Leadville. Where there are railroads, there will be derailments. Guaranteed. Some don't have big consequences, others are catastrophic. With this railroad running right next to the Arkansas river, it isn't inconceivable at all that a derailed tank car could end up poisoning the river. The Arkansas River is a bigger driver of our economy than any other natural resource, bringing tourists from around the world to our area. If this crackpot idea is approved, it will be a matter of when, not if, a disaster occurs. When the resulting lawsuits are flying, I sure wouldn't want to be identified as someone who approved this idea. Think about it.Thank you.