Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00607-0001 

Received: 2/1/2021 12:00:00 AM
Commenter: Joan Entwistle

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
As a resident of Utah, I urge you to choose the no-action alternative for the proposed Uinta Basin Railway. The climate is at a tipping point, there is no need for further development to support fossil fuels. This development will add to the air pollution in the area, which already exceeds federal standards. It will permanently damage the area. In this time of climate change, we need to look at how every development can mitigate against the on-going damage from droughts and extreme weather events. This railway will make these impact far worse. Every species contributes to the web of defense against climate change, protecting the habitat and every species protects humanity. The proposed railway would do irreparable harm to our region's air, water, land and wildlife and should not be built. This project will cost permanent jobs in our region's outdoor tourism economy, which infuses money to our local businesses. This project is an unacceptable threat to the health, safety and well-being of wildlife, humans and the planet. Please choose the no-action alternative.