Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000805 

Received: 9/14/2013 3:44:00 PM
Commenter: Tracy Ouellette
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:Tracy Ouellette <> Sent:Saturday, September 14, 2013 3:44 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,
Coal exports enrich a few corporations at the expense of the public and the environment, and also do not reflect the emerging reality of climate change and the need to transition to cleaner fuels. We do not want to support this infrastructure for temporary benefits for a few, when it will have severe, vast and long term costs for the entire planet and population. 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.
Tracy Ouellette
Bow, WA 98232-9246 (360) 766-4490