Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001440 

Received: 10/18/2013 11:43:00 AM
Commenter: Anonymous 
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Agency: Cowlitz County, the Washington Department of Ecology, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview EIS
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Submission Text
From:William McPherson <wrmcpherson@yahoo.com> Sent:Friday, October 18, 2013 11:43 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Longview Terminal
I attended hearings in Longview and Tacoma about the Millennium terminal. Most of the people who spoke mentioned the air and water pollution that would result from the transport of coal through Longview to Asia, where it will be used for power plants. I think it is necessary for the scope of the environmental impact study to incorporate these issues. I understand that some agencies might want to restrict the study to economic or logistical issues but those would be too narrow. Coal is the dirtiest fuel used in energy production and its effects are worldwide. While we might think that exporting coal would remove its effects from our country, they will come back in the form of air pollution and acidification of our waters. Just because we do not burn the coal here does not mean that we escape its pollution. We will all pay increasing and massive costs for air pollution, climate change and water pollution from the cumulative effects of coal burned overseas.