Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00285 -- Oral Comment at Public Meeting 

Received: 11/16/2020 12:00:00 PM
Commenter: Mike Hyde

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
Hello, this is Mike Hyde, community developer director for Duchesne County.


Mike is M-I-K-E, Hyde is H-Y-D-E. · · · · · · I didn't really intend to make comments today, but just kind of listening in.· I just wanted to say that I started reviewing the Draft EIS, and I found, thus far, that it is very well done.

Looks like the mitigation measures that are being proposed to address environmental impacts are right on the money.· And I am kind of curious if anyone has requested an extension of time to review the documents. · · · · · · We would sure like to know early on if there will be an extension of time beyond December 14th so that we can also, maybe, figure on having a little more time to get our comments done and get everything read. · · · · · · I think based on some of the comments today, perhaps there should be some more explanation in the Environmental Impact Statement as to why that Colorado alternative was not put forward.· I know there are some very good reasons for that, and, at least, one commenter today apparently is not aware of that, so that could be helpful for the public.  · · · · · It also appears that another commenter today was using some pretty threatening language, which was in violation of the ground rules today, accusing the Seven County Coalition of illegal activities and foolishness and not following the law, so on and so forth.· So I would caution you to try to keep a lid on that a little better. · · · · · · That's all I had for today.· Thank you.