Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000775 

Received: 9/14/2013 12:14:00 PM
Commenter: Renee Vincent
Organization: 
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:Renee Vincent <white_wolf@att.net> Sent:Saturday, September 14, 2013 12:14 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov 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.
This proposal would also: -Sharply increased marine traffic -Physical disruption of ecologically sensitive areas -Open coal storage in proximity to the Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve - 80-100 acres of open coal heaps will be in proximity to the aquatic reserve -Damages to the local herring population would result in damages to the salmon and lingcod fisheries, as herring being a primary source of nutrition for these fish. -Coal is one of the DIRTIEST sources of energy (HELLO! Climate Change)
KEEP the Dirty Coal Industry OUT of Our Waters! They are NOT welcome here. Tell the industry to feed their greed elsewhere.
I urge you to consider these impacts in the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement.
Thank you.
Sincerely,
Renee Vincent
Sequim, WA 98382-3554 (360) 797-1563