Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000322 

Received: 9/19/2013 8:33:00 PM
Commenter: Beverly Newsham
Organization: 
State: Idaho

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:Beverly Newsham <bevnewsham@hotmail.com> Sent:Thursday, September 19, 2013 8:33 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 proposal would negatively affect my Beautiful Community of Sandpoint, Idaho, 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.

Please consider carefully how harmful the proposed coal train traffic would be to our small, quiet community that draws a lot of Tourism Dollars into the State of Idaho - with our Gorgeous Lake Pend Oreille and our Renowned Schweitzer Ski Area!

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

Thank you,

Beverly Newsham 901 Spruce Street, Apt. K Sandpoint, ID 83864 208-263-8476 bevnewsham@hotmail.com

Beverly Newsham 901 Spruce St. Apt. K Sandpoint, ID 83864 208-263-8476