Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000326 

Received: 9/15/2013 10:18:00 PM
Commenter: Bryan Bremner
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:Bryan Bremner <bryan@curlewkeep.name> Sent:Sunday, September 15, 2013 10:18 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 15, 2013

MBTL Coal Export Terminal EIS

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

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 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.

The canned text is much too polite. The train traffic through Eastern and Columbia River border is much to heavy at present. The only way I personally would accept the additional traffic, especially in Spokane, is if the coal companies would construct new rail lines, complete with all necessary over- or under-passes. This would obviously be essential for all lines in Idaho and Washington which would be relevant to this project.

The other problem is that any trafficking in coal should be regulated according to drug laws - you know addictive substances. Addictive and deadly. All trafficking in coal and oil and related substances should be strictly controlled.

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

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Bryan Bremner

Republic, WA 99166 (509) 775-0162