Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000188 

Received: 8/17/2013 1:20:00 PM
Commenter: Roger Rocka
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:Roger Rocka <rjrocka@gmail.com> Sent:Saturday, August 17, 2013 1:20 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Protect the Columbia River from dirty coal export!

We have spent billions without success to try to rectify past catastrophic decisions affecting the Columbia River. A salmon fishery that once nourished the world is now limited to a few hours and a few fish each year.

Coal export would further 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.

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.

I urge you to consider these impacts in the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement.

I strongly oppose the construction of a coal export terminal in Longview, Washington to transport dirty coal on trains and ships through the Northwest and send coal to Asia.

Roger Rocka 362 Duane Street Astoria, OR 97103 (503) 836-7771