Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001441 

Received: 10/6/2013 10:04:00 PM
Commenter: Anonymous 
State: Idaho

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 Sent:Sunday, October 06, 2013 10:04 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, Not for yours or my generation, but for the next, is why I oppose. When the facts and consequences are boiled down dry, only one question remains for me; "Do I care what kind of world my grand and great grandkids inherit?" 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, Boise, ID