Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00362 

Received: 1/22/2021 7:33:22 PM
Commenter: Chad Mullins
State: Utah

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
I grew up in the Uinta Basin, have relatives there and return on a regular basis to hunt and fish. My Grandfather homesteaded in the Uinta Basin and my Father grew up there with Ute playmates and spoke Ute fluently. The Uinta Basin is a beautiful example of the best of Nature's gifts and one of the places that deserves our protection. Furthermore, we should be conserving the fossil fuel resources that are most difficult to develop. There are so many reasons from a climate change and environmental standpoint to slow down the development and extraction of fossil fuels. Perhaps most importantly, we should conserve a resource like this until it is proven that it's extraction is absolutely necessary. At that point we will be thankful that we protected and held some fossil fuels in reserve.