Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00422 

Received: 1/26/2021 3:17:32 PM
Commenter: Larry Dean
State: Utah

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
I am opposed to the Uintah Basin Railway (UBR) due to the fact that fossil fuel demand is in decline. Investing taxpayer dollars into this railway cannot even be considered to be an investment as there will be no return except for a few opportunists who will profit. The railway will endanger water resources, wildlife, and historic/cultural resources. The railway will contribute to air pollution in an area already suffering from the effects of bad air. The railway would also contribute to the air pollution at it's destination along the Wasatch front, an area already plagues with pollution. I believe tax dollars would be better spent by investing in clean energy production not in a dying industry.