Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000809 

Received: 9/14/2013 1:44:00 PM
Commenter: Wenda Collins
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:Wenda Collins <wenda@comcast.net> Sent:Saturday, September 14, 2013 1:44 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,
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 coal train will pass many rivers, lakes, and finally the, ocean, ranches, farms, small towns, and some cities. It will pass large open ranges, forests, and scrub lands. All with coal cars, spewing coal dust. Onto the land, onto the houses, onto the towns, cities, and into the rivers, lakes, and the oceans, the lungs of animals and people.
That does not mention the environmental damage of the mining, the rape of the land. Or the disruption of the town and city transportation system.
I would also like to remind you of the acid rain that would fall on my part of the country from the burning of the coal in China.
I urge you to consider these impacts in the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement.
Thank you.
Sincerely,
Wenda Collins
seattle, WA 98106