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A DAY OF ACTION TO STOP THE UINTA BASIN RAILROAD, AUG. 26
August 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Uinta Basin Railway (UBR) proposal would enable the transport of over 400,000 barrels of heated waxy crude oil by rail from Utah through Colorado on existing rail line that runs through Glenwood Canyon and along the Colorado River. From there, the oil train would pass through Denver and south to Pueblo, endangering many communities along the way.
Constructing the 88 new miles of railway for this project in Utah would do permanent damage to 10,000 acres of land designated as wilderness/roadless, blast 3 new tunnels, affect 400 streams and disrupt endangered wildlife habitat.. This new rail system (with 10,000 foot long oil trains) would allow 4 times the current amount of tar sands crude oil to reach markets, resulting in increased oil production, drilling 3330 new wells, and more oil use (6 coal plants’ yearly carbon emissions). If you want to help in the last-ditch attempts to prevent this already federally approved plan, please keep reading below and take ALL of these actions today!
This event will start at 10:00 AM, but its end time is fluid given the nature of the planned activities. See the event link below for more details, or go to the facebook posting for this event here.