Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000739 

Received: 9/15/2013 3:15:00 AM
Commenter: John Eddy
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:John Eddy <> Sent:Sunday, September 15, 2013 3:15 AM Subject:Docket number 2013-19738: Comment on scope of EIS for Millennium Bulk Terminals Longview LLC Coal Export Terminal
Sep 15, 2013
MBTL Coal Export Terminal EIS
Dear U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and WA Dept of Ecology, EIS,
The Global Community needs to acknowledge the social & economic inequalities of Financing and Carbon Pollution and long-term sustainability in the Middle East & North Africa. This perpetual war in the Middle East and North Africa is now poisoning our Souls and Planet. Leaders and Citizens at every level of society need to demand an immediate end to Carbon Pollution (Big Oil will enjoy a guilt-free future of infinite security in the plastics and other petroleum products markets), transition to Biofuels and Electric transportation, cover the Middle East with Solar Panels and Windmills powering the entire Eurasian/African Supercontinent, and discontinue Nuclear Power except for Military and Outer Space exploration. Everyone has to participate. Think globally, act locally. We can create more long-term, middle-class, sustainable, societies starting in our own backyards by implementing Renewable Energy and Community Financing, than any other single or combination of efforts. In the Northwest we have a unique and precious heritage of the seem-less inter-connectivity of the natural environment and foremost advanced technology. We have to continually effectively communicate to all why this is so important and requires everyone to maintain this balance harmoniously. The proposed Coal-export terminals in Washington State only contribute to an already insufficiently narrow objective of "Profit" for an infintessimally small fraction of the population, decimating the Natural Environment, polluting everyone and everything along it's path, and exporting these dysfunctional infrastructure models to developing nations, exponentially accelerating carbon pollution that damages the entire planet. Pleas visit our local effort: " ", for more on how to help. We're also having a kick-off meeting at the Urban Grace Church (Fellowship Hall) 902 Market St., Tacoma, WA Wednesday, September 18th from 6:30-7:30PM. I want to be proud of who we are and the future we leave for coming generations. This is an easy place for us all to start. Thank you for your time. Sincerely - John Eddy
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.
I urge you to consider these impacts in the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement.
Thank you.
John Eddy
Tacoma, WA 98406-1015 (253) 564-4351