Tell the U.S. Department of Agriculture to stop this dirty train
The U.S. Forest Service recently approved a request to allow a proposed railroad, the Uinta Basin Railway, to cut through Ashley National Forest on its way to delivering oil extracted in Utah to world markets.
Construction of this railway would rip up the forest's beautiful landscape, displacing the wildlife that live there and scarring the land -- but the real problem begins when construction ends. The group pushing for this development estimates that the railway could transport 350,000 barrels of oil every day. This oil would contribute to a climate crisis that is already wreaking havoc on our country's drought-addled western states.
It's time to stop destroying our country's few remaining wild places just to dig up a little more planet-killing oil. For that reason, I urge you to reject any right of way through the Ashley National Forest for the proposed Uinta Basin Railway and decline to amend the Forest Plan to accommodate the project.