Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001478
Received: 10/14/2013 6:50:00 PM
Commenter: Gisela Ray
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
From:Gisela Ray <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent:Monday, October 14, 2013 6:50 PM To:email@example.com 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 strongly oppose the construction of a coal export terminal at Longview, WA which would transport coal on trains and ships throughout the Northwest.
With climate change bearing down on us it is utterly foolish to send cheap coal to China to give them fewer reasons to develop renewable electricity. I am also deeply concerned about the the impact of all that coal transportation through our scenic Columbia Gorge. Tourism there is a major business now. Numerous coal trains will not encourage the tourists, hikers and bicyclists to come. Coal export also threatens the health, public safety and economic vitality of our communities. I urge you to consider these impacts in the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement.