Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000793
Received: 8/21/2013 3:12:00 PM
Commenter: Sarah Bhakti
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:Sara Bhakti <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent:Wednesday, August 21, 2013 3:12 PM To:email@example.com Subject:Docket number 2013-19738: Comment on scope of EIS for Millennium Bulk Terminals Longview LLC Coal Export Terminal
Dear U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, WA Department of Ecology, and Cowlitz County Commission,
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.
In the larger view, emissions from coal are the biggest contributor to greenhouse warming and the human atributes to climate change. No public policy should encourage more coal consumption and burning.
Sara Bhakti 521 7th Ave Kirkland, WA 98033