Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000764 

Received: 9/21/2013 2:35:00 PM
Commenter: Michael Swett
State: Oregon

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:Michael Swett <> Sent:Saturday, September 21, 2013 2:35 PM Subject:Docket number 2013-19738: Comment on scope of EIS for Millennium Bulk Terminals Longview LLC Coal Export Terminal
Sep 21, 2013
US Army Corps of Engineers, Cowlitz County, Washington Department of Ecology WA
Dear Washington Department of Ecology,
Please accept these scoping comments for the environmental impact statement for the Millennium Bulk Terminal (MBTL) proposal for Longview, WA.
The proposal to export coal from the Powder River Basin, through the Columbia River Gorge to Longview for export to Asia would result in significant adverse effects to the local, regional, and global environment. What will be the public's health risks from coal dust spilling from thousands of rail cars as they make their way down the Columbia Gorge to export terminals. How will shippers address these risks?
Sincerely, Michael Swett 4019 North Overlook Terrace Portland, Oregon 97227
Dr. Michael Swett 4019 N Overlook Ter Portland, OR 97227-1054 (503) 335-3268