Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000788
Received: 10/4/2013 12:46:00 PM
Commenter: Roy Munroe
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:Roy Munroe <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent:Friday, October 04, 2013 12:46 AM To:email@example.com Subject:Please Stop the Millennium Longview Coal Export Terminal
Oct 3, 2013
U.S. Corps of Engineers
Dear of Engineers,
I oppose the construction of a coal export terminal in Longview, Washington, which would transport coal on trains and ships through the Pacific Northwest.
I am also writing today in support of your new limits on carbon pollution from power plants with coal being one of the worst. Mountain top removal and the transporting of the coal are destructive attitudes that we can no longer put up with.
We can do nothing about natural pollution but we can do something about man's continued creation of carbon and other pollutions that we get using outdated methods of creating energy and production of energy. Everything on earth has it's day in the sun and has it's end also. We are using the same filthy polluting systems that we did starting at least 200 years ago. Just as the Steam Locomotives had it's day and helped to bring us into a whole new era of advancement in how we travel, move goods and services and into the future of their day so too comes the day when advancement into yet another future has come our way through advancements in science, technology and the imagination of those who pool their resources and ideas into the future that we now face. Coal had it's place but it is causing more problems that it's worth to the health and welfare of our ecosystems, ourselves, our families and the future that is ours to make for the continued evolution of ourselves and the planet we call home! The big energy producing companies seem very much against any form of advancement in their fields of production and have proved time and time again their unwillingness to go into the future with us. Bottom line is that with all the technical advancements that are happening today those companies have had the many chances to convert to other methods of production methods long ago and have known this day would have to come sooner or later, but we can't wait for later to happen for we have problems today that demand our complete attention if we are going to be an asset to this world rather than a deterrent. I own nothing to anyone who does not want to improve our lives in mind, body and spirit and considering the amounts of money they have made over the years I don't feel one bit sorry that their end is here for they just don't care about what our world is turning into because of their reckless and dangerous methods. They are a thing of the past that should remain there for the good and welfare of the people of this nation and indeed that of the world!
The proposed terminal would have significant negative impacts throughout the Columbia River basin from coal dust, diesel pollution, and vessel traffic, degrading area freshwater and marine habitat, and imperiling the health of the area ecology. The directly resulting increase in coal pollution would significantly worsen climate change, ocean acidification, mercury pollution, and threaten the survival of our critically endangered salmon runs and our resident orca population.
I urge you to consider these impacts in the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement.
In addition, I request that you stop all proposed coal export terminals in the Pacific Northwest. Thank you.
Roy Munroe 127 Decatur St NW Olympia, WA 98502-5220