Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000119 

Received: 8/23/2013 12:37:00 PM
Commenter: Anna Farrell-Sherman
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:Anna Farrell-Sherman <annafarrellsherman@gmail.com> Sent:Friday, August 23, 2013 12:37 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Docket number 2013-19738: Comment on scope of EIS for Millennium Bulk Terminals Longview LLC Coal Export Terminal

Dear U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, WA Department of Ecology, and Cowlitz County Commission,

The proposed construction of a coal export terminal at Longview, WA which would transport coal on trains and ships throughout the Northwest, would be a terrible addition to my home sate of Washington.

This proposal would negatively affect my community by damaging 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. It would also increase congestion and noise with more coal train traffic, polluting our air and local waterways, harming existing businesses, and delaying emergency responders.

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

Thank you

Anna Farrell-Sherman 4212 2nd ave seattle, WA 98107