Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001415 

Received: 9/4/2013 12:43:00 PM
Commenter: J.J. Lindsey
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:JJ Lindsey <> Sent:Wednesday, September 04, 2013 12:24 PM 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 think we need to progress past coal. It is time that our nation, and the state of Washington put their money, time and energy towards renewable forms of energy, and drop coal mining back into its earth coffin...let it stay in the ground, so that our skies, our waters, our pristine earth, can stay breathable, livable, and lovable.
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 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.
Thank you
JJ Lindsey 222 xxx Olympia, WA 98501