Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000330 

Received: 9/16/2013 1:19:00 PM
Commenter: Cathern Murphy
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:Cathern Murphy <> Sent:Monday, September 16, 2013 1:19 PM Subject:Docket number 2013-19738: Comment on scope of EIS for Millennium Bulk Terminals Longview LLC Coal Export Terminal

Sep 16, 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. I have seen the damage from mining in Montana and Washington state .In years past ,coal was big in the mining industry. And now this destructive mining, wants to start with this horrendous industry, in Washington State again. We are still paying the price from yesterday. And now you want to destroy what is left of our fragile ,damaged ecosystems. We have been fighting to clean-up the Columbia and other major water ways,years of hard work will be flushed away along with every fish and ecosystem in the way of these terminals and transportation areas. And to think all this mass destruction of our ecosystems will be done so China can be the one who receives this coal. How dare you destroy what is left today of our ecosystems and the air we breath.,just all for the almighty dollar . Putting Earth, wild creatures and man in danger of dying .My father suffered from black lung, from years of mining, children died and suffered who live in those mining towns, A black dust ,choked the air, the land and streams, our skin was covers with this dust.It seeped into the homes and filled our lungs. To this day ,the slag piles still contaminate ,the Earth. And now you want to step back in time ,so China can line your pockets. How could you even think of such an atrocity.

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

Thank you.


Cathern Murphy

Sedro Woolley, WA 98284-1022 (360) 855-3320