Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000304 

Received: 9/14/2013 1:14:00 PM
Commenter: Edward Griffiths
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:Edward Griffiths <eddiegriffiths@comcast.net> Sent:Saturday, September 14, 2013 1:14 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 14, 2013

MBTL Coal Export Terminal EIS

Dear U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and WA Dept of Ecology, EIS,

I VEHEMENTLY oppose the construction of a coal export terminal at Longview, WA which would transport coal on trains and ships throughout the Northwest. Coal, being the dirtiest and most toxic of fossil fuels, is the prime catalyst driving catastrophic climate changes. Currently exceeding 400PPM of CO2 is a level unprecedented in 5 million years of human history and decades of China burning coal from Montana will assure an EXTINCTION EVENT by creating an irreversible death cycle of oppressive heat, famine, massive species loss and collapse of civilization.

This unspeakable tragedy is AVOIDABLE by substantive investing in the alternative technologies of solar, wind and wave, all of which mitigate and delay adverse climate events.

This proposal would negatively affect my community of Seattle 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 INSIST that you to consider these impacts in the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Edward Griffiths

Seattle, WA 98103-8413 (006) 633-0989