Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000315 

Received: 9/11/2013 12:54:00 AM
Commenter: Jana Hobbs
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:Jana Hobbs <urtica@frontier.com> Sent:Wednesday, September 11, 2013 12:54 AM 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.

The few jobs that construction of the coal terminal would provide are strongly counterbalanced by its negative effects, which should be thoroughly researched in the EIS.

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, delaying emergency responders, and damaging human health.

It would also damage aquatic ecosystems, rare plant communities, and fishing areas on the Columbia River.

The increase in tanker traffic would increase the potential for shipping accidents and spills,and expanded strip-mining in Wyoming and Montana would escalate climate change.

I urge you to consider these impacts in the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement.

Thank you

Jana Hobbs 13506 NE 66th St Kirkland, WA 98033 4258692370