Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000732 

Received: 9/14/2013 11:14:00 AM
Commenter: Jeannine E. Lish
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:Jeannine E Lish <> Sent:Saturday, September 14, 2013 11:14 AM Subject:Docket number 2013-19738: Comment on scope of EIS for Millennium Bulk Terminals Longview LLC Coal Export Terminal
Sep 14, 2013
MBTL Coal Export Terminal EIS
Dear U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and WA Dept of Ecology, EIS,
I strongly oppose the construction of a coal export terminal at Longview, WA which would transport coal on trains and ships throughout the Northwest!!
1.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.
2. 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.
I urge you to consider these impacts in the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement.
We need to STOP NOW the raping of our lands to further pollute the air around our globe. We NEED to direct our money, resources, & brain power to develop CLEAN energy - not just in America, but to have it around the world.
Living within 1/2 mile of a north/south railway, trains already are disrupting our sleep at night, & blocking traffic on Hwy 530. We don't need more of this! Thank you.
Jeannine E Lish
Marysville, WA 98271-4723 (360) 652-9227