Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000172 

Received: 8/29/2013 2:58:00 AM
Commenter: Mary Lyons
Organization: 
State: Massachusetts

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:Mary Lyons <marylyonsnow@comcast.net> Sent:Thursday, August 29, 2013 2:58 AM 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,

I live in Longview, WA and I strongly oppose the construction of a coal export terminal here in Longview which would transport coal on trains and ships throughout the Northwest.

I want a comprehensive health report on the cumulative effect of the proposed terminals on this BEAUTIFUL region of our country!

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

Mary Lyons 3528 Sunset Way Longview, WA 98632