The proposed Uinta Basin Railway is a multi-billion dollar project promoted by the Seven County Infrastructure Coalition that seeks to quadruple the amount of oil produced in the Uinta Basin. The Surface Transportation Board has just released a draft Environmental Impact Statement for public comment. Comments due December 14th, 2020
All of us who are concerned about protecting Utah’s air, climate and wildlife need to speak up in opposition to this project. Now is the time.
The Draft EIS analyzes the potential environmental impacts of the Seven County Infrastructure Coalition’s proposal to construct and operate an approximately 85-mile rail line connecting the Uinta Basin to the national rail network near Soldier’s Summit.
The public and any interested parties are encouraged to submit comments on the Draft EIS. This can be done during an online public meeting or with written comments. Please be as specific as possible about any concerns or questions you have about the analysis and conclusions in the Draft EIS.
EIS Webpage – read the draft EIS here, register for public meetings, submit comments
- PUBLIC MEETINGS
- November 30, 2020, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. MST
- December 1, 2020, 2:00 p.m.to 4:00 p.m. MST
- December 3, 2020, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. MST
- Ideas for Public Comment
- UBR Talking Points and Background
- Stop the Uinta Basin Railway coalition webpage
- Official EIS Webpage
- Online Public Meeting Instructions
Proposed oil railway would chew up 10,000 acres of Uinta Basin habitat – Brian Mafly, Salt Lake Tribune. November 3, 2020