Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00376 -- Oral Comment at Public Meeting 

Received: 12/1/2020 12:00:00 AM
Commenter: Mark Winterton

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
Okay.· Can you hear me?


All right, it has been interesting to listen to most of these people.· I can tell this, they're reading from someone.· Most of them are from the city.· I live right here in the Uinta
Basin, basically smack dab in the middle of it.· We talk about pollution.· We talk about this railway being mainly for fossil fuels.· It could be -- we're actually looking at it to be for all industries.· The other thing is that they talk about how it's being -- it's tax dollars, it's government dollars.· Whereas if they've actually looked at it, it's all going to be
paid for by private investors.

As far as pollution out here, I live out here because the pollution in the city is where -- is
bad; right?· And I've seen these studies and I honestly don't know what they're doing if they stick it right in front of an exhaust pipe because -- because -- yeah. Basically, I call bull crap on these studies about pollution.

Leave us the hell alone is kind of what I want to tell the people from the city, Salt Lake,
wherever you are, stay out there.· Why don't you stay out there where we're running this railroad, it's -- it's land that mostly is basically wasteland.· Nobody is there.· Animals don't live there.· We've had the environmental impact statement done.· It's -- they do a great job.· And most of them are environmentalists, so you can give them that.

Anyways, as far as that goes, if you don't live out here, I don't feel like you should even have a say.· Get lost.· That's all I have to say.· Thanks.