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A Colorado environmental group plans to stage a protest outside the US Forest Service office in Glenwood Springs on Saturday in hopes of winning the permit that would cancel construction of the Uinta Basin Railroad.

If completed, the railroad would allow more heated oil trains carrying crude oil to pass through Glenwood Springs.

“Crude oil and ‘waxy’ shale oil from the Uinta Basin are already being trucked to refineries near Salt Lake City,” in the description of the protest.

“This new rail line would quadruple production, resulting in an additional 53 million tonnes of CO2 for our climate emergency. Worse still, this viscous crude oil will be shipped in up to ten two-mile-long trains a day along The Colorado River, a vital water supply for 40 million Americans, poses an unacceptable risk of spills and fires,” the report said.

The group also wrote a letter to US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, asking him to cancel the permits that allow the railway projects to continue.

For a presidential administration and an agriculture ministry that both say they want to take bold action to prevent the climate crisis, the Uinta Basin Railway makes no sense. The environmental inequities and climate impacts of this project were not considered in the environmental impact statement for the permit, but these cumulative effects must be part of the decision-making process,” the letter states.

The protest is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. Saturday and, according to 350 Roaring Fork, the mayor of Glenwood Springs is expected to speak.

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Protest planned on tanker train route through Colorado due to “unacceptable risk of spills and fires” – Over there Colorado

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