Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000066 

Received: 9/17/2013 10:52:00 AM
Commenter: Gayle Janzen
Organization: 
State: Washington

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
Submission Text
From:Gayle Janzen <cgjanzen@comcast.net> Sent:Tuesday, September 17, 2013 10:52 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Docket number 2013-19738: Comment on scope of EIS for Millennium Bulk Terminals Longview LLC Coal Export Terminal

Sep 17, 2013

MBTL Coal Export Terminal EIS

Dear U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and WA Dept of Ecology, EIS,

Coal is a dying form of energy since it's so polluting and such a huge cause of global warming. We don't want our air and waterways fouled with toxic coal dust blowing off the trains and we don't want these trains making it almost impossible to move around our cities. Since coal is going by the wayside in the US, the coal companies are desperate to retain their wealth, so they want to ship it over to China, who already uses coal and is a huge contributor to global warming, so you guys want to make it worse?? NO COAL in Longview or anywhere else in WA state. I strongly oppose the construction of a coal export terminal at Longview, WA which would transport coal on trains and ships throughout the Northwest.

This proposal would negatively affect my community by increasing congestion and noise with more coal train traffic, polluting our air and local waterways, harming existing businesses, and delaying emergency responders. It would also damage aquatic ecosystems and fishing areas on the Columbia River, harm human health, increase tanker traffic and the potential for shipping accidents and spills, expand strip-mining in Wyoming and Montana, and escalate climate change.

I urge you to consider these impacts in the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Gayle Janzen

Seattle, WA 98133-8611