Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000810
Received: 9/14/2013 9:45:00 PM
Commenter: Yovonne Autrey-schell
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:Yovonne Autrey-schell <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent:Saturday, September 14, 2013 9:45 PM To:email@example.com 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,
NO. No way, no how. I am vehemently opposed to the construction of a coal export terminal at Longview, WA which would transport coal on trains and ships throughout the Northwest. All you need to do in order to become strongly opposed to these coal export terminals is to look at the statistics of these coal trains and how much they pollute the air and groundwater, just by rolling through an area and leaving coal dust in their wake! Not to mention that the property values of anyone within roughly 5 miles of the tracks on which coal trains roll go down considerably, not to mention the health of the inhabitants of that same area, all due to the coal dust.
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.
Ocean Shores, WA 98569-9452 (206) 459-1954