Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000201
Received: 8/19/2013 2:22:00 PM
Commenter: Warren Shoemaker
Organization: Advancing Clean Energy
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
From:Warren Shoemaker <email@example.com> Sent:Monday, August 19, 2013 2:22 PM To:firstname.lastname@example.org 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, Washington Dept. of Ecology, and Cowlitz County Commission,
There are many reasons to NOT permit the proposed coal export terminal to be built. The EIS should include analysis of a very broad scope of impacts, including: *Noise of increased train traffic in towns along the rail route - from rumbling trains and from whistles at crossings *Economic impact of reduced commerce and tourism in towns along the rail route *Dust that escapes in transit and its impact on water quality and air quality *Health impact on people that may breathe the coal dust *Risk to the Columbia River and its fish populations of a spill from a train accident or a loading accident at the port *Disruption to current businesses caused by rail congestion at and near the port *Potential loss of future jobs from alternative development at the port site that could be more labor intensive than a bulk terminal
And last but by no means least: *Contribution to global warming from enabling millions of tons of coal to be burned
Please require that the EIS be scoped as broadly as you can imagine.
Thanks for your consideration.
Warren Shoemaker Business Development Consultant Advancing Clean Energy Camas, WA 503-867-4849