Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000153 

Received: 8/19/2013 12:15:00 PM
Commenter: Joelle Robinson
Organization: Climate Solutions - Practical Solutions to Global Warming

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:Joëlle Robinson <> Sent:Monday, August 19, 2013 12:15 PM Subject:Docket number 2013-19738 Longview coal export terminal proposal

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

Global warming is a top concern for me and to that end, 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,

Joelle Robinson

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