Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000149 

Received: 9/9/2013 5:24:00 PM
Commenter: Jeff Blair
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:Jeff Blair <jbandkp@gmail.com> Sent:Monday, September 09, 2013 5:24 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,

On a recent visit to see friends in Longview, I was reminded about the proposed coal export terminal. I want to express my strong opposition to the construction such a terminal at Longview, WA, and any transportation of coal on trains and ships throughout the Northwest.

This proposal would negatively affect my state and 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. It would be irresponsible and short-sighted not to.

Thank you

Jeff Blair 10533 2nd Ave NW Seattle, WA 98177