Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000182 

Received: 8/27/2013 3:32:00 PM
Commenter: Philip Ratcliff
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 Sent:Tuesday, August 27, 2013 3:32 PM Subject:Coal export

To Whom It May Concern:

A coal terminal at Longview, WA, or anywhere on the West Coast is a terrible idea. First, it will increase coal production in Montana and Wyoming. This nation should be decreasing its coal production, both for domestic use and for export. Coal is a very dirty energy source. Second, transporting that coal, either down the Columbia River, or by rail, will cause local air pollution from coal dust. An environmental disaster would occur if a coal barge sunk in the river, or if a coal train derailed or crashed. Third, this administration should keep its word. President Obama spoke about reducing greenhouse gases, a couple of months ago. Shipping coal to the Far East would increase greenhouse gas production. This is a global problem, and burning coal thousands of miles from the West Coast would still affect us here. Thank you for your consideration.

Philip Ratcliff 4665 Tragen Ct. SE Salem OR 97302