Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000769 

Received: 9/14/2013 6:45:00 PM
Commenter: Norm Osterman
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:Norm Osterman <> Sent:Saturday, September 14, 2013 6:45 PM 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.
Dumping coal dust from Wyoming through Spokane, Pasco, the Coumbia Gorge, Vancouver and Longview would have serious health impacts. Increased rail traffic would also cut communities in two and tie up rail capacity which our state needs for the movement of agricultural crops, and industrial products. A significant percentage of the mercury produced from burning coal in Asia would come back to us on the wind. Finally, burning coal is a major factor in global warming.
I urge you to consider these impacts in the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement.
Thank you.
Norm Osterman
Walla Walla, WA 99362-0028 (509) 240-2952