Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00464 

Received: 1/28/2021 2:06:42 AM
Commenter: Kathryn Albury
State: California

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
I strongly oppose the Uinta Basin Railway. The purpose is primarily to facilitate the transport of extracted gas and oil products from the Uinta Basin to production facilities and markets around the country. The Uinta Basin is already suffering tremendously from the environmental impacts of this extraction and the railway would only make it worse for local residents while increasing the emission of greenhouse gases and worsening climate change for all of us. It is clear that we can only avoid disastrous climate change by eliminating the use of fossil fuels and there are already regulations being put into effect which will accomplish this. To expend the funds for this infrastructure is a waste as we begin to wind down our dependence on fossil fuels. Furthermore, the expenditure of Community Impact Board funds on this railway is a travesty. These funds were meant to help communities deal with the already extensive damage the fossil fuel industry has inflicted on them. This railway would only increase the damage. Please stop any further expenditures on this wasteful and damaging project. Thank you for considering my concerns.