Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000234 

Received: 9/13/2013 5:11:00 PM
Commenter: Elizbeth Copeland
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:Elizabeth Copeland <beth.a.copeland@gmail.com> Sent:Friday, September 13, 2013 5:11 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Docket number 2013-19738: Comment on scope of EIS for Millennium Bulk Terminals Longview LLC Coal Export Terminal

Sep 13, 2013

US Army Corps of Engineers, Cowlitz County, Washington Department of Ecology WA

Dear Washington Department of Ecology,

Please accept these scoping comments for the environmental impact statement for the Millennium Bulk Terminal (MBTL) proposal for Longview, WA.

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is an ecological treasure that sustains the economic future and ecological function of the region. Coal export will negatively impact commerce, recreation, tourism, and the health and safety of residents near and far. The purpose and need for the proposed project should be broadened to look at economic development and environmental needs for the region and for the long term, not short term, impacts.

Sincerely,
Ms. Elizabeth Copeland 7025 SE Yamhill St Portland, OR 97215-2159 (443) 827-3409