Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00571 

Received: 2/6/2021 7:54:43 PM
Commenter: James Costello
Organization: CosNet Realty, LLC
State: Utah

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
I have been following the railroad project from the beginning of inception. I find it very disturbing that there are a large group of people that are from outside the area that feel that they need to determine should be allowed to go forward or not. I can only imagine how they would feel if their job was on the line based on those decisions In discussing this project with the people that live here in the basin I have receiving over whelming for the project. As a resident of Duchesne County I feel that as long as every effort is made to protect the environment, that this project should be allowed. Our American rights to be free to choose should be respected. With the millions of acres of land in the Uinta Mountains, maybe the few people that issues the rail passing through or near their property could trade with the Federal Government with like property. The lively hood of tens of thousands should take precedence over a few. Especially when most of those complaining don't live full time on their property and only use it as a recreation property. Please vote to allow us to have the railroad.