Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000142 

Received: 9/6/2013 6:03:00 PM
Commenter: Gordon Hait
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:Gordon Hait <> Sent:Friday, September 06, 2013 6:03 PM 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,

It's time to act responsibly. There is little left to deny that the changes to our planet brought about by raising levels of CO2 will be disastrous for millions of people and cost hundreds of trillions of dollars as well as causing untold damages to the ecosystems and the animals and plants in them. The small, in comparison, financial gain is not remotely worth the trade off. We must stop being the enablers of our own demise.

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

Gordon Hait 503 Mission Dr. 503 Mission Dr. Olympia, WA 98506 3607014535