Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00633 

Received: 2/12/2021 8:39:10 AM
Commenter: Don Hall
State: Utah

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
I believe the railway will be a great benefit to the community. It will provide better access for goods and services to be both imported and ex ported from our area. In my career I have had to travel to many states to work and provide for my family. During those travels I have seen more than a few small towns that have basically withered away from the lack of ability to adjust to the times and diversify their area and economy to keep their community vibrant. I have noticed many comments with supposed environmental concerns, many from people out of state. I believe those concerns to be minimal. Every job I have been involved with for over 20 years has had absolute concern and oversight for the environment, often including features to benefit the area, (water catchment ponds for wildlife, erosion protection, reseeding and wildlife habitat enhancement). It seems like we get a lot of advice and second opinions from people out of the area nowadays. I believe the decisions for this project should be with the local people with more skin in the game.-----Thank you