Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000302 

Received: 9/23/2013 11:04:00 PM
Commenter: David Foutch
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:David Foutch <dfoutch@blarg.net> Sent:Monday, September 23, 2013 11:04 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 strongly oppose the construction of a coal export terminal at Longview, WA which would transport coal on trains and ships throughout the Northwest.

This coal, when burned, will add more CO2 to the atmosphere, contributing to ocean acidification and climate change, and will produce mercury and other pollutants that can travel across the Pacific Ocean to be dispersed in the US.

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

David Foutch 905 20th Ave Seattle, WA 98122