Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00686 

Received: 2/12/2021 10:44:36 PM
Commenter: CK Miller
State: Utah

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
I am against the proposed Uinta Basin Railway, restoring and maintaining these lands for the future should be a priority of the public, lessening our dependence on fossil fuels and increasing public spending on education, and living infrastructure would create more jobs. Invest in research and science education that would provide a sustainable Earth for future generations. These lands are are the only rural outposts for many of the charismatic megafauna that we are driving into urban spaces. Further development of these areas would significantly impact the migratory patterns of these animals! Haven't we learned anything from history about following the dollar to it's most extreme conclusion? While this project may be profitable as a public investment, it will hurt the land, the future prospects for independence from fossil fuels and emphasize the government's alignment with profits over people. The "jobs" created are short term and the profits generated will be negligible compared to structural unemployment sure to follow.