Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000723
Received: 10/5/2013 1:49:00 PM
Commenter: David Hatch
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
From:David Hatch <email@example.com> Sent:Saturday, October 05, 2013 1:49 PM To:firstname.lastname@example.org Subject:Please Stop the Millennium Longview Coal Export Terminal
Oct 5, 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.
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. The directly resulting increase in coal pollution would significantly worsen climate change, ocean acidification, mercury pollution, and threaten the survival of our critically endangered salmon runs and our resident orca population.
I urge you to consider these impacts in the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement.
In addition, I request that you stop all proposed coal export terminals in the Pacific Northwest.
Please take a serious look at other alternatives that would not damage the environment. I realize exporting coal generates jobs and spurs the economy, which are both matters I support, but surely it could be done in a far more environmentally friendly manner.If I can help you solve this problem, please ask as I work in the environmental consulting business. Thank you.
David Hatch PO Box 355 Rpo South St-Vital Winnipeg, MB R2N 3X9