Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00495 

Received: 1/28/2021 6:30:57 PM
Commenter: Brian Hawks
State: Utah

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
The Uinta Basin needs economic diversity. Oil is something that will continue to come under attack by politicians and environmental groups, and the price is so volatile there can never be true stability relying on it as the primary income source for a population as large as spans from Fruitland to Jensen. A railway will benefit those in the most need of economic benefit in Utah: Rural Utah. As more items are shipped both ways, the economic benefits will continue to compound. On top of this, none of the highways in or out of the Basin are really well designed for large vehicle traffic, and every double trailer semi driving through a mountain pass increases risk for all of those around them, no matter how competent our fantastic truck drivers are. This is good for the Basin. This is good for Utah. Support the railway, we need it!