Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00423 

Received: 1/26/2021 5:48:24 PM
Commenter: Joseph Leonhard
State: Colorado

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
Please do NOT authorize the railroad line along the Arkansas River to go back into operation. I frequently visit the Arkansas valley to raft, bike and camp. I seek out the natural beauty and peacefulness that this area offers. By allowing trains to travel through these sensitive habitats, the qualities I mentioned above will be tarnished. I also fear that any kind of derailment or spill would jeopardize the environment and the recreational opportunities. It’s not worth it. Please don’t operate trains along the Arkansas River.