Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00459 

Received: 1/27/2021 6:48:24 PM
Commenter: Amy Doebele
State: Utah

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
I am writing to express my full support for the proposed Uinta Basin Railway project through Uintah, Duchesne & Carbon Counties in northeastern Utah. As a resident of the area, the economic benefits that the railroad would have to our local and regional communities would be significant. Oil & gas producers would have a stable & consistent transportation system to regional and national markets, increasing the value of natural resources in the Basin. It would also allow for freight optionality and commercial, industrial and agricultural imports and exports to the area, which is often difficult due to the proximity to the interstate system. I believe that the proposed railway project would have a substantial benefit to the economic development and diversification for our community, and can be constructed & operated in an environmentally safe manner.