Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000727
Received: 10/3/2013 2:45:00 PM
Commenter: George Novak
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:George A Novak <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent:Thursday, October 03, 2013 2:45 PM To:email@example.com Subject:Please Stop the Millennium Longview Coal Export Terminal
Oct 3, 2013
U.S. Corps of Engineers
Dear of Engineers,
This project is an exercise in gross negligence and pandering to one of the most polluting industries ever created by man. Who wants the terminal. who gets the coal, where is the coal coming from? If by rail who maintains the tracks and rolling stock, when a train load of coal ends up in a river or stream, not the use of "when", not if, who pays for the clean up (by clean up I mean returning the stream to it's original clean condition, restocking the fish and repairing the damaged stream bed and banks? The Columbia certainly does not need another kick in the groin from an uncaring, grteedy polluter..
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. Thank you.
George A Novak 301 Tunison Ln Sebastian, FL 32958-5535