Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00357 

Received: 1/21/2021 1:22:20 PM
Commenter: Rebecc Noonan Heale
State: Utah

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
I am opposed to the Unitah Basin Railway Project and concerned at how the EIS has not considered the full impact that the UBR-caused exploration, drilling, production and eventual combustion of fossil fuels would have on air quality and the environment, both in communities close to the project and more broadly on the state. I have read proponents of the project say advocate that this project would bring more money to the Utah School System. However, it would also lead to air quality degradation. Studies show that kids miss more days of school when the air is bad, in addition to the negative affects on their health. And poor air quality limits kids ability to play outside and get exercise. As a mom, it's very important that we make choices that will benefit, not harm the health of our community.