Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000808 

Received: 9/14/2013 2:14:00 PM
Commenter: Walter Park
State: California

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:Wawlter Park <> Sent:Saturday, September 14, 2013 2:14 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,
Do NOT permit a Longview coal project and terminal, which will increase pollution in the state of Washington.
While I'm not a Washington resident, I do visit often, and treasure Washington's environment, its careful and growing state environmental protections, and the health of my friends who would be directly impacted daily.
This project represents a very bad trade-off between private profit on deals with China and public costs for Americans in the Northwest, and indeed, the whole country. The costs include: congestion and noise, pollution of air and local waterways, harm to existing business, damage to aquatic ecosystems on the treasured Columbia River, increased risk of shipping spills, expanded strip-mining in Wyoming and Montana, and escalation of overall climate change which comes right back home to Washington.
Thank you.
Walter Park San Francisco
Wawlter Park
CA 94117