Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001438 

Received: 10/21/2013 2:30:00 PM
Commenter: Annie Phillips
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:annie phillips <felicity@nwlink.com> Sent:Monday, October 21, 2013 2:01 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Comment on Longview Terminal EIS
In this day of interconnectedness, you have an obligation to look at the impacts of this terminal and of the production, transport, and ultimate fate of the coal it may handle on its way to China. Coal should stay in the ground. All nations, especially China, have cleaner but more expensive fuels. But coal and oil are terribly expensive in the long run, in terms of human health and climate change.
As the coal is mined in eastern Montana, it would ravage the land. As it travels in open rail cars through Montana, Idaho and Washington, it would discharge dust on my family who lives close to B/N tracks in Whitefish, and thousands of other Americans. As the coal travels across the ocean, it would pollute the water and endanger marine life. As it burns in China, the whole earth would be impacted by unnecessary carbon in the air, increasing global warming and causing untold medical problems in the local population.
The only win here is for the owners and miners of the coal mines in the Power River Basin, and maybe, temporarily, for the people would build the terminal and the few who would continue to work there. It's a dirty win.
Please study ALL the impacts - over time and space - of permitting this terminal, and just say NO. Thank you. Annie Phillips 17600 Sylvester Rd SW Burien, WA 98166