Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00541 

Received: 1/29/2021 12:58:00 AM
Commenter: Kris Maylett
State: Utah

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
Dear Mr. Wayland

Please except this as my official support for the UINTA rail project in Utah. I am a full-time energy worker here in Roosevelt Utah. I feel very blessed to have been able to make my living here. I am also a volunteer Youth Pastor at Roosevelt Baptist church. Everyone I know is either directly or indirectly employed by the energy industry here. We are proud of the fact that we supply energy to America and we believe that that has helped make our country more secure and has greatly increased the ability for America to make sure That production is done in an environmentally safe way unlike other countries who do not have such strict regulations. The rail is needed to help our area diversify the transportation system. We are deeply limited both by trying to diversify the economy and service other industries that are here including agriculture.

This will be our last opportunity to bring additional transportation options to this huge region of the state of Utah that is now not served. Please help us by giving approval to the environmental impact statement. This is a good project, and my children will need these options to be able to stay in this region. I not only work here but I live and recreate in the Uintah Basin as well. This project is very important to us who live and try to support our families in this area.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to my comments. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions,


Kris Maylett
1194 Pine Circle
Roosevelt Utah 84066