Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001560
Received: 11/2/2013 3:39:29 PM
Commenter: Robert Butterfield
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
I request that you study the impacts to communities regarding property value decreases within a 10 mile radius of all rail lines along the entire rail routes from source to delivery ports.
I believe that property owners near rail routes will see a significant reduction in property values because of the transport of coal.
How much will property values decrease? What will be the tax loss per year to communities? How much money will communities loose in property taxes over a 5, 10 and 20 year period?