Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00360 

Received: 1/22/2021 12:08:25 PM
Commenter: MaryAnn Wright
State: Utah

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
In reading through the draft EIS, it notes large swaths of disturbance of previously undisturbed lands. It notes acres and acres of virgin territory of wildlife habitat. It denotes obliteration of some of the last remaining leks for sage grouse as well as impacts to waters and watersheds that are irreversible. This railway is not sustainable in the any terms, monetary or ecological. The NO Action alternative, is the only one to choose. This proposed project is an insult to our lands, our wildlife and our way of life in Utah in proposing to rip up vast tracts that will never be restored in our lifetime for some shortsighted, very questionable gain. There is already a way to get the crude to processing. This is a capitalistic ploy to bring pricing down that only benefits a few already wealthy promoters. Choose the NO ACTION alternative.