Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00381 -- Oral Comment at Public Meeting 

Received: 12/1/2020 12:00:00 AM
Commenter: Jay Griffith

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
Thank you.· Thank you for your presentation and your time and the opportunity to
respond.· I appreciate those who have gone before, Stan and Monica and Dr. Brian and Mark.

Mark, I'm having a hard time understanding some of the things you've said.· I appreciate this last speaker who is from the area.· On so many levels, it is difficult to understand how a project like this even gets this far, knowing the circumstances of climate and what -- over 90 percent of our scientists are telling us.

We are on an urgent phase and unprecedented time where humanity is causing global warming.· It isn't coming from some other source.· We -- we have an impact that is -- is so dangerous right now.· And so many things have been mentioned that are important, whether it's, you know, the sage-grouse on the ground there locally or the pollution, both in that Basin and that will be added to Salt Lake City proper and everything in between, refineries.· I just urge you to reject this -- this proposal.· It -- I -- I know it makes sense financially for a few people, but it doesn't make any sense for the majority of people near and far.· So that's all I have to say.· Thank you for the time.