Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00461 

Received: 1/27/2021 7:45:34 PM
Commenter: John Pope
State: Utah

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
I believe this is the First thing I have seen to start diversification in the Uintah Basin. Not only can we get our oil out safely to the Texas refineries but other industries can come here to manufacture products, they can ship raw materials in and ship finished products out economically. We have a very good workforce here but have been stuck in the boom and bust cycle of oil. Jobs will be created in the beginning with the construction of the RR then jobs working on the RR with great opportunities for new market to move here. I have been here for 62 years and very excited for this to happen.