Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000312 

Received: 9/14/2013 4:44:00 PM
Commenter: Heather Ogilvy
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:Heather Ogilvy <hogilvy@whidbey.com> Sent:Saturday, September 14, 2013 4:44 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,

Please reconsider your plans. They may be based on too optimistic a future for coal.

Immediately I strongly oppose the construction of a coal export terminal at Longview, WA which would transport coal on trains and ships throughout the Northwest. In the near future, 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.

As for the somewhat farther future, after all this damage is done if the plans go ahead, please think ahead to where the markets might be for this coal as the global economy moves past its use. Short term profit cannot be the justification for such damage and such future failure of the export terminal.

I urge you to consider these impacts in the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement. Thank you for your attention.

Sincerely,

Heather Ogilvy

Langley, WA 98260-0881 (206) 595-5771