Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00451-0028 

Received: 1/27/2021 12:00:00 AM
Commenter: Melissa McHarg
State: Colorado

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
When will we stop railroading through short-sighted plans that benefit corporations only, endanger our climate, and put our long-term health at unacceptable risk? The science is more than clear --we no longer have the luxury of delay. We are at a tipping point with climate change. Continuing to proceed with these types of projects is nothing less than insanity. In CO specifically, the Uinta Basin Railway project puts some of our most precious land --which supports our economy more than oil --at unacceptable risk. In short, this plan represents the same predatory decision-making as Exxon, who knew the devastating harm they would cause, and discounted all human, environmental, wildlife and climate repercussions, soley for the sake of a dollar. Decades later, how are we still making decisions based on the good of the oil industry? Let's be sane. Ignoring the reality of climate change is now nothing less than a death wish. Scientists tell us we have a very short window to change the trajectory of our current climate path. In no possible sane world does the Uinta Basin Railway contribute to health, or long term prosperity. Please act accordingly and stop this project, now.