Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000049 

Received: 9/17/2013 11:43:00 AM
Commenter: Ann Littlewood
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Agency: Cowlitz County, the Washington Department of Ecology, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
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From:Ann Littlewood <annlittlewood3@gmail.com> Sent:Tuesday, September 17, 2013 11:43 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Today's hearing

At today's Longview hearing, a young woman testified that she was from Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. She said she'd lived her entire life next to the world's largest coal terminal and that concerns about coal dust's health impacts were unfounded, that the terminal had resulted in prosperity with no problems. That inspired me to do a little web research. I found that other residents of Newcastle lack her enthusiasm for coal terminals. See below.

http://indymedia.org.au/2013/03/16/coal-dust-and-climate-change-newcastle-residents-march- against-proposed-t4-coal-loader

http://www.nswnma.asn.au/alarm-over-coal-dust/

http://www.climateimc.org/en/original-news/2013/03/17/australia-coal-dust-and-climate-change- newcastle-residents-march-against Opponents have set up a Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/CoalTerminalActionGroup Given that Newcastle faces serious citizen opposition to a new terminal, perhaps her testimony is most valuable as a suggestion to look further into other towns that have welcomed coal terminals. Certainly you should not take it on face value. Ann Littlewood