Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000338 

Received: 9/20/2013 9:31:00 PM
Commenter: David Hunt
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:David Hunt <> Sent:Friday, September 20, 2013 9:31 PM Subject:Docket number 2013-19738: Comment on scope of EIS for Millennium Bulk Terminals Longview LLC Coal Export Terminal

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, WA Department of Ecology, and Cowlitz County Commission,

Making a decision on a proposal of this significance, magnitude, and collective potential impact, requires that the entire scope and impact be carefully studied, considered, and meta-analyzed.

Shipping coal to Longview, WA on transport trains and ships throughout the Northwest will have significant

This proposal, if allowed to proceed, would impact many regional communities by: - increasing congestion and noise with more coal train traffic - increasing air and local waterway pollution - jeopardizing existing businesses - delaying emergency responders - damaging aquatic ecosystems and fishing areas on the Columbia River - harming human health - increasing tanker traffic - Increasing the potential for shipping accidents and spills - expanded strip-mining in Wyoming and Montana - possibly MOST SIGNIFICANTLY, escalation of carbon loading, greenhouse gas effect, and consequently, a rapid acceleration in hazardous climate change.

I insist that you consider these impacts in the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement.


David Hunt 934 Elm Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814 208-660-8498