Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001544 

Received: 10/16/2013 12:25:00 PM
Commenter: Todd Davison
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:Todd Davison <> Sent:Wednesday, October 16, 2013 12:25 AM 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., or anywhere else , 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 am also concerned as much about the effects of burning this exported coal anywhere on planet earth and the damages it will cause not generally considered in your process of narrowly defined "impacts" of a project on the lands and people immediately physically adjacent to the infrastructure.
Given that the science is in on the negative human health effects of particulate matter in the air from coal power plants, that mercury is widely dispersed from the fallout cloud pattern from coal plants severely affecting the health of human beings, that carbon dioxide in the atmosphere from coal plants is acidifying the oceans potentially leading to a major ecosystem breakdown that could very severely impact billions of people, and looking at the readily available video of severely polluted air pollution in the cities of China where you cannot even see clearly across a street at noon due to air pollution, I ask that you take a stand here and recognize that any facility or infrastructure or capital project that proposes increasing the use of coal as for use to boil water and make electricity is an outdated archaic and uncivilized and immoral undertaking.
I urge you to consider these impacts in the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement.
Thank you
Todd Davison 6633 Kirsop Road SW A Olympia, WA 98512 360-789-2022
Todd Davison 6633 Kirsop Road SW A Olympia, WA 98512 360-789-2022