Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000762 

Received: 8/26/2013 5:25:00 PM
Commenter: Mary Toland
Organization: 
State: Idaho

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:Mary Toland <tolandmary9@gmail.com> Sent:Monday, August 26, 2013 5:25 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Docket number 2013-19738: Comment on scope of EIS for Millennium Bulk Terminals Longview LLC Coal Export Terminal

Dear U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, WA Department of Ecology, and Cowlitz County Commission,
I strongly oppose the construction of a coal export terminal at Longview, WA which would transport coal on trains and ships throughout the Northwest.
As a resident of Sandpoint, ID. I live in the "funnel" of all train traffic between east and west along the northern route. Tracks follow the Clark Fork River and Lake Pend O'Reille for miles. Dozens of road crossings will be affected, water quality is in jeopardy, air and noise pollution will increase as AT LEAST 50 additional trains roll through our community each day.
This proposal is not about economic stability. It IS about a select few in big business making large sums of money and the rest of us left to clean up the messes left by coal extraction/transportation/environmental and health issues/return pollution from Asia via the jet stream.
This proposal 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
Mary Toland 667 Meadowview DR. Sagle ID. 83860 tolandmary9@gmail.com
Mary Toland 667 Meadowview DR Sagle, ID 83860 208-265-2674