Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000101 

Received: 9/18/2013 8:54:00 PM
Commenter: Tess Morgan
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:Tess Morgan <> Sent:Wednesday, September 18, 2013 8:54 PM Subject:Protect the Columbia River from dirty coal export!

I strongly oppose the construction of a coal export terminal in Longview, Washington, which would transport dirty coal on trains and ships through the Northwest and send coal to Asia.

Coal export would harm my community and the Emerald Downs National Racetrack in Auburn, WA 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, 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.

In addition, the coal train traffic impacts in Longview are so great that Millennium cannot operate without massive, tax-payer-funded rail infrastructure changes currently planned as the SR 432 Project. The SR 432 Project must be analyzed in the Millennium EIS.

Tess Morgan 4701 SW Admiral Way #71 Seattle, WA 98116 937 2424