Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00451-0098 

Received: 1/27/2021 12:00:00 AM
Commenter: Sylvia Wilcox
State: Utah

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
I took a trip to Dinosaur National Monument about 5 years ago. In that 3 or so hour drive, I counted 60 trucks going the opposite direction carrying oil and gas. When I went home, I counted about 60 trucks also returning to the basin. This is in only 3 or 4 yours time, so you can imagine how many trucks per day are travelling this road, polluting the air. You might say then that a train carrying all that oil and gas instead of hundreds of trucks might result in fewer emissions and better air quality. You might say that if the railway isn't built, then eventually the road will need to be widened which would also damage plant and animal habitat. I don't know the true answers to any of these questions. But I do know that we should not be pursuing more and more drilling in the Basin. I oppose the development of the Uinta Basin Railway, and I also oppose any other road developments on that corridor.