Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00521 

Received: 1/31/2021 3:04:10 AM
Commenter: Whit Beal
State: Utah

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
Im currently out of work due to the downturn in the oil and gas industry. My family has ridden a couple of the up and downs while living here, but this one definitely is different than the others. So many of my friends and family have expressed concern about our future as a community...I for one do not want my kids to face the same ups and downs, wondering if they’ll have a job in a week, month, the following year, or every single election! We are currently looking for work in and out of state, and if the railroad doesn’t come to fruition, we’re leaning heavily towards leaving the area. My great grandparents dealt with the same exact scenarios as well as my grandad, whom ultimately left the basin to go work at Geneva Steel...and here we are, still fighting for the diversity that we desperately need to help the basin thrive. Hell yes I support the rail road!