The Uinta Basin Railway: a fossil fuel disaster

The Project The purpose of the proposed Uinta Basin Railway (UBR) is to connect Uinta Basin fossil fuels companies into the national rail network in order to allow them to access out-of-state and overseas markets. This idea has existed for decades with several past studies already having explored the idea, though it seems the project … Continue reading The Uinta Basin Railway: a fossil fuel disaster

Community Impact Board uses public funds to promote expansion of oil and gas development in the Uintah Basin

In their latest move, the CIB board has decided to conditionally grant $27.9 million dollars to continue the studying and development of a rail spur connecting the Uinta Basin to the Union Pacific Railroad in order to increase oil exports from the basin (normal grant/loan combinations do not exceed $5 million and are almost always much lower).