Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00519 

Received: 1/30/2021 12:35:26 PM
Commenter: Stephen Borton
State: Utah

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
From everything I've read and after talking to a number of oil/gas people, I see no way that the railroad can pay for itself. Oil and natural gas from the Permian Basin is far cheaper. The big companies are pulling out of the Uintah Basin. Like the Seep Ridge Road to nowhere and the Conference Center that was going to pay for itself, the railroad looks like a loser. Further I am concerned about the affect it will have on wildlife. How many deer and elk will die or be injured in wildlife train accidents? Wouldn't a pipeline be far more cost effective? What happened to the pipeline that was proposed several years ago?