Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00480 

Received: 1/28/2021 11:25:00 AM
Commenter: William Hansen
State: Utah

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
Dear Sir, I am so pleased to submit this letter to support that Uinta rail project as you take comments for the EIS. I am fortunate to live in Roosevelt Utah after having a 50 year career. I worked 30 years was in retail management and 20 years working for companies that supported energy production. I sincerely hope others can also retire from careers that they enjoyed and be able to stay in the community where they have the support of families and friends. Diversity of Transportation options is the key to that becoming reality. I believe the merits of the purpose in need are at simplified by the fact that increased production of Uintah Basin oil with increase US energy security. Recent global events demonstrates decades long trend of instability and unpredictability in foreign supplies. Basin waxy crude is highly sought after in global markets further securing the market is the ability to use waxy crude in a variety of blended crude and lubricants. On a sidenote this crude is low sulfur and has a high pour point which makes it much safer to transport by rail. Thank you for your consideration. William V Hansen 324-12 Roosevelt Utah 84066