Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000716 

Received: 10/3/2013 4:15:00 PM
Commenter: Barbara Sayor
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:Barbara Sayor <bsaylor951@aol.com> Sent:Thursday, October 03, 2013 4:15 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Please Stop the Millennium Longview Coal Export Terminal
Oct 3, 2013
U.S. Corps of Engineers
Dear of Engineers,
I oppose the construction of a coal export terminal in Longview, Washington, which would transport coal on trains and ships through the Pacific Northwest.
We've already done so much to jeopardize the health of our oceans - directly impacting the health and survivability of the creatures who call it their home. We need to start considering their needs to be as important as ours and stop activities that will further harm their habitat.The proposed terminal would have significant negative impacts throughout the Columbia River basin from coal dust, diesel pollution, and vessel traffic, degrading area freshwater and marine habitat, and imperiling the health of the area ecology. We're trying to hard to recover critically endangered salmon runs and our resident orca population this project, along with any Navy Sonar testing is a threat to their survival.
I urge you to consider these impacts in the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement.
If you must proceed with this coal terminal, I would like to suggest using Aberdeen WA as an alternate. That is a community that desperately needs economic help, and its location is remote enough that maybe it wouldn't be too damaging.
I request that you stop all proposed coal export terminals (and Navy Sonar testing) in the Pacific Northwest. Thank you.
Sincerely,
Barbara Sayor 8933 NE 118th Pl Kirkland, WA 98034-6121