Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00343 

Received: 1/19/2021 12:22:33 AM
Commenter: Sarah Siebach
State: Utah

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
I'd like to express my opposition to the Uinta Basin Railway. The preferred project alignment would run almost the entire length of Indian Canyon Creek, affecting the area with 443 stream crossings, over 61 miles of streams and 26 acres of floodplains, as well ast wetlands along the Price River. These are unacceptable impacts to the precious perennial waterways in our semi-arid state. Finally the UBR would change the way of life for those who live and recreate in the area. Landowners in Argyle Canyon and other off-grid canyon communities along the proposed routes fear the disruption oil trains will bring with noise and clouds of diesel smoke. Mile-long trains will disrupt beloved wildlife, create traffic delays and significant potential for accidents, derailments, spills and sparks, which could ignite disastrous wildfires. This is an unacceptable threat to community health, safety and well being. Thank you, Sarah Siebach