Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00349 

Received: 1/19/2021 3:51:50 PM
Commenter: Angie Parkin
State: Utah

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
To whom it may concern, Please add my comment as an individual who strongly urges you NOT to proceed with the Uinta Basin Railway Project. The environmental impact would be tremendous. This is exactly the type of project that will contribute to the tipping point of our climate crisis. Oil and gas extraction is quickly becoming more and more unnecessary and some would argue obsolete. Look at the numbers, the demand for oil and gas is diminishing, the price of getting energy in other ways is also going down. There is no need to pursue this. Please look at the big picture, not only of the world you want to leave to your children/grand children, but also in terms of who would benefit in the short term? Very short term. Oil and gas representatives want you to believe the impact is minimal. This is not true. The environmental impact would be irreparable. The demand for this type of energy is diminishing... please let's change the focus to better ways to produce the energy (and jobs) we need in a sustainable way. It is possible.