Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00607-0004 

Received: 1/28/2021 12:00:00 AM
Commenter: Ann Harvey

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
The proposed Uinta Basin Railway's purpose is to make profitable the exploitation of a vast amount of currently unprofitable shale oil reserves. Thus, approval of the railway would be a direct decision to accelerate global warming. Global warming is already causing huge suffering and economic harm throughout much of the world through increased droughts, hurricanes, floods, wildfires, invasion of disease vectors into new regions, and direct heat related diseases and deaths. Global warming will inflict much worse consequences on us all if we don't take bold action now to massively decrease our greenhouse gas emissions. Approval of the railway would also be a decision to subject people, plants, and animals in Utah (and Colorado) to worse air and water pollution and destruction of wildlife habitat. The shale oil must be left underground, for the sake of all of us living beings on earth. I urge you to choose the no-action alternative for the proposed Uinta Basin Railway.