Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000342 

Received: 8/17/2013 12:29:00 AM
Commenter: Daivd Randall
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:David Randall <> Sent:Saturday, August 17, 2013 12:29 AM 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 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.

Spokane is a community that has created a lot of good paying jobs around the culture of healthy living, i.e. Bloomsday, Hoopfest, hiking trails, lakes and ski resorts. We will lose many more jobs than gain jobs if the coal trains are allowed to increase the pollution in our area. Anyone who would come to Spokane and run Bloomsday or play in Hoopfest would be crazy to expose themselves to that kind of toxic pollution.

Don't be bought off by the lies of the coal industry.

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

Thank you

David Randall 805 W. 29th Spokane, WA 99203