Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001405 

Received: 9/4/2013 1:40:00 PM
Commenter: Deborah Harrison
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:Deborah Harrison <annie_harrison@yahoo.com> Sent:Wednesday, September 04, 2013 1:21 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Docket number 2013-19738: Comment on scope of EIS for Millennium Bulk Terminals Longview LLC Coal Export Terminal

Dear U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, WA Department of Ecology, and Cowlitz County Commission,
I am very much opposed to the construction of a coal export terminal at Longview, WA which would transport coal on trains and ships throughout the Northwest.
It is high time we consider more feasible ways of meeting our energy needs---ways that do not pollute our air and water and the earth.
This proposal would increase 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
Deborah Harrison 1218 Devon Loop NE Olympia, WA 98506 360 705-0835