Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001089 

Received: 10/8/2013 11:32:00 AM
Commenter: Susan Kirkbride
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:Susan Kirkbride <susankirkbride@comcast.net> Sent:Tuesday, October 08, 2013 11:32 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Please Stop the Millennium Longview Coal Export Terminal
Oct 8, 2013
U.S. Corps of Engineers
Dear of Engineers,
I oppose the construction of a coal export terminal in Longview, Washington, which would transport coal on trains and ships through the Pacific Northwest.
The proposed terminal would have significant negative impacts throughout the Columbia River basin from coal dust, diesel pollution, and vessel traffic, degrading area freshwater and marine habitat, and imperiling the health of the area ecology. The directly resulting increase in coal pollution would significantly worsen climate change, ocean acidification, mercury pollution, and threaten the survival of our critically endangered salmon runs and our resident orca population.
People in the Pacific Northwest take global warming seriously. How can we hold our heads up if we're exporting coal. Its just so wrong on so many levels!
I urge you to consider these impacts in the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement.
In addition, I request that you stop all proposed coal export terminals in the Pacific Northwest. Thank you.
Sincerely,
Susan Kirkbride 18121 NE 128th Ave Battle Ground, WA 98604-7450