Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000176 

Received: 9/6/2013 7:50:00 PM
Commenter: Nina Thrun
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:Nina Thrun <magnoliagarnet@gmail.com> Sent:Friday, September 06, 2013 7:50 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,

I am extremely opposed to the construction of a coal export terminal at Longview, WA which would transport coal on trains and ships throughout the Northwest.

As a Clinical Research professional, I urge you to consider the negative impact of this coal transport on the health of the communities through which the coal trains will pass. I live in Camas, WA, and my family will be affected directly by the coal trains. Noise pollution and air pollution are just 2 major factors.

Also, 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, Nina Thrun

Nina Thrun 612 NE Oak St Camas, WA 98607 8174553000