Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001500 

Received: 10/4/2013 12:00:00 PM
Commenter: Laurie Solomon
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:Laurie Solomon <> Sent:Friday, October 04, 2013 12:00 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 am writing today to express my strong opposition to the construction of a coal export terminal in 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 entire scope of the Environmental Impact Statement which needs to be considered before approving such a destructive project.
Thank you
Laurie Solomon POB 1342 1 Battle Ground, WA 98604