Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000133 

Received: 8/17/2013 11:04:00 AM
Commenter: David Clugston
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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
Submission Text
From:Lisa David <2traveling@gmail.com> Sent:Saturday, August 17, 2013 11:04 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Comments on proposed Longview coal export and increased train traffic thorugh the Gorge

I am a retired COE fishery biologist living in Lyle, WA. I understand the potential economic benefits to the state but also have strong concerns about doing it right and not jeopardizing the natural systems and way of life we all hold dear in the gorge and throughout this state. I would hope these can be balanced and that a reasonable path forward can be arrived at. I personally would rather not have more train traffic along the gorge corridor; not have additional potential particulate air pollution from coal transport via train; but if it should go ahead can we not be wise enough to limit the number of new trains (spread the routes to arrive at the ports) and require covered or sealed train cars such as used by grain transporters. I hope we do not loose sense of the longer term needs and benefits of a healthy and livable environment during a time of economic challenge.

Siincerely,

David Clugston