Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00454 

Received: 1/27/2021 6:07:06 PM
Commenter: Miles Tiffany
State: Utah

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
My parents are property owners that will be effected by this project. This place has been in my family for five generations. My kids are the 6th generation to spend time there and work cattle there. That may not mean much to some, but I think it is pretty sad that our family has had to sacrifice land and livelihood, not only for this, but for the highway that went thru there already. Figure out a different way that does not effect the land owners at the bottom that do not want to sale!! My parents haven't even been made an offer, and I guarantee the amount they are given will not be even enough to replace the place that they have, besides the fact that no amount of money is enough to see a place that has been built by the hands of your ancestors stolen from you!! This will directly effect the way that we are able to run our cattle operation and they do not want to sale! Yet county commissioners and radio ads are running around town making it sound as though all the property owners are on board and happy with their price. Lets be real here, the only property owners that have even been given an ounce of say and thought in any of this is the Ute Tribe!! I cant wait to see the effect that this sham railway has on our economy when the current presidential administration halts the oil we can haul out of here and that ridiculously expensive train is just more collateral damage that I'm sure will be deferred to the tax payers. Not enough information about HOW this will diversify our economy has been given to make me trust that is even on the agenda at all! The whole thing is just a sham to line a few peoples pockets and I strongly oppose it!