Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000127 

Received: 9/15/2013 5:47:00 PM
Commenter: Buzz Marcus
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:Buzz Marcus <> Sent:Sunday, September 15, 2013 5:47 PM Subject:Docket number 2013-19738: Comment on scope of EIS for Millennium Bulk Terminals Longview LLC Coal Export Terminal

Sep 15, 2013

MBTL Coal Export Terminal EIS

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

China has announced that it intends to reduce coal use immediately and phase it out as quickly as possible. Let's help them along, and leave coal in the ground where it belongs. Jeopardizing the very future of the planet for a few short- term jobs is nothing less than insane.

I strongly oppose the construction of a coal export terminal at Longview, WA (and anywhere in the United States) 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.


Buzz Marcus

Langley, WA 98260-8626