Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00437 

Received: 1/27/2021 11:59:47 AM
Commenter: Courtney Henley
State: Utah

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
Uinta basin crude is already slated to be an artifact of history much like Pacific ocean whale oil. Some industries just aren't meant to last forever because technology and innovation provide more efficient, higher quality products that are safe for the environment and the public health. Alternative energy sources are to crude oil what crude oil was to whale oil -- the future. And take a page from whale oil history, the economic prosperity associated with valuing the natural environment outproduces and outlasts extracting industries that destroy the landscape and the life that inhabits it. The Uinta Basin Railway is another lesson in Bad Ideas That Lead To Economic Ruin. I strongly encourage OEA to put a rubber stamp of FAIL on this project for the irreversible damage it will do to the environment and everything Americans hold dear.