Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000768
Received: 9/14/2013 3:44:00 PM
Commenter: Nancy White
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:Nancy White <email@example.com> Sent:Saturday, September 14, 2013 3:44 PM To:firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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. Diesel fumes (that would increase with the increased train traffic) have been linked to autism. It will do no good for the orcas and whales, particularly the gray whales who migrate through the waters off Washington. And then there is the pollution from the coal plants in China that that blows our way, and also causes the increasing acidification of the ocean which harms oysters in particular. I mention oysters because there are lots of people who farm oysters on the Washington coast. What will happen to their livelihoods?
I wholeheartedly urge you to consider these impacts in the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement. Please.
Spokane Valley, WA 99216-0202 (509) 922-3855