Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00418 -- Oral Comment at Public Meeting 

Received: 12/3/2020 12:00:00 AM
Commenter: Jeff McKee
State: Outside the United States

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
Did I make it?


My name is Jeff McKee, and I'm out of Vernal over here.· I am 100 percent in favor of
this railway.· I feel for those landowners that have issues and I think they really need to be looked at. If we have some land and had the issues with, and it would be the similar thing and I think there are some great points.· If there is another route that works, and it's doable, great.

But so far, living here in the basin, I am very frustrated with these busts.· I'm tired of us not having other economical ways to succeed.· And if this is available, the other options I haven't heard are available -- the one guys said if you dumped another billion dollars into the basin, you know, what would that do?· I'm all up for that idea too, but to my knowledge there haven't been any other billion dollar offers to come in.

So real quick, I have -- I do a little bit in the agricultural world.· That is most of my life.
I think this will help me.· I think it will help others. And I'm ready for it.· I would like to see us not struggling every time there is a bust.· And I think it's just a good option for us.· I am in favor of it and 100 percent supportive of it.· And that's all I got.