Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000164 

Received: 9/5/2013 9:26:00 PM
Commenter: Leon Rosenblatt
Organization: 
State: Oregon

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:Leon Rosenblatt <leon@paralleldesigned.com> Sent:Thursday, September 05, 2013 9:26 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Protect the Columbia River from dirty coal export!

To the Army Corps of Engineers,

As a husband, father and grandfather living in Portland, I strongly oppose the construction of a coal export terminal in Longview, Washington, which would transport dirty coal on trains and ships through the Northwest and send coal to Asia, which would then send its pollution back to us!

What good are a few hundred more jobs if our families and neighbors have to breath a double dose of polluted air?

My family and I are against 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, 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.

In addition, the coal train traffic impacts in Longview are so great that Millennium cannot operate without massive, tax-payer-funded rail infrastructure changes currently planned as the SR 432 Project. The SR 432 Project must be analyzed in the Millennium EIS.

Leon Rosenblatt 5924 NE 29th Avenue Portland, OR 97211 415-302-8116