Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001517 

Received: 10/19/2013 12:00:00 PM
Commenter: Pat Rasmussen
Organization: World Temperate Rainforest Network
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:Pat Rasmussen <> Sent:Saturday, October 19, 2013 12:00 PM Subject:Proposed Longview coal terminal
The Proposed Longview coal terminal effects must be considered for the broad region to be affected, Montana,Idaho and Washington, not just the site in Longview. The Cowlitz Tribe has said no to the project. Their Treaty Rights must be considered as the rivers and lands in their traditional territory would be adversely affected. Salmon are threatened and endangered and would be harmed by the coal dust. That means that endangered orca whales in Puget Sound would be affected by lack of salmon. The effect on endangered orcas must be included in the EIS. All the jobs lost by destruction of the environment must be documented in the EIS, not just the few jobs created. Loss of salmon means loss of fishermen's jobs. The Columbia River is a huge salmon rearing river. The economic loss caused by poor health of people along the route and around the site must be documented in the EIS. The expense of medical care must be included too. Children and the elderly would have life threatening and quality of life threatening effects. The will of the people must be included too. Washingtonians have shown we want a clean energy future. The last coal plant in Washington is going out of use. We have a right to choose our own future not have our future trashed so coal companies can make billions exporting coal to countries that will burn it and worsen global climate change. It's a bad project, nothing good can come of it. We don't want it. We don;t have to have it. NO coal terminal in Longview, NO coal trains, NO coal mines. NO COAL. Thanks, Pat Rasmussen
-- Pat Rasmussen World Temperate Rainforest Network PO Box 13273 Olympia, WA 98508 509-669-1549