Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000786 

Received: 9/14/2013 10:15:00 PM
Commenter: Rosemary Stevens
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:Rosemary Stevens <rr_stevens@comcast.net> Sent:Saturday, September 14, 2013 10:15 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,
The citizens of Washington state and the ecology will suffer from the affects of coal being transported through the state. We oppose any terminals being built here, as well as the transportation of coal by cape size ships through the sensitive waters of our state. In addition, the tribes are opposed since it will affect their fishing areas and burial grounds. We want the coal trains stopped!
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.
I urge you to consider these impacts in the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement.
Thank you.
Sincerely,
Rosemary Stevens
Anacortes, WA 98221-2626 (360) 293-4146