Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001568
Received: 11/6/2013 1:16:28 PM
Commenter: Sandy McNamee
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 would like to urge you to investigate the impact on the species of wildlife that are at rish with this proposal and unable to speak for themselves. Several species of Salmon and Trout, Harbour Seals, California Sea Lions and Sandhill Cranes. It is astonishing how we are all part of the web of life and human beings seem to think it is OK to proceed to meet their own needs at the risk of all else. Also the risk of the general health of the Columbia River should be investigated because if there is a spill the impacts will be widespread and long (if not forever) lasting. The tankers that will be used must be assessed. The fleet is aging and at risk for a spill. The cost of clean up of spills and impact on wildlife and any fishing industry should be investigated and compared to the economic benefits. The risk to the environment should be assessed in financial terms and added to a comparision of using fossil fuel to alternative fuels. The contribution of fossil fuel usage to climate change is undeniable and the option of putting more interest and dollars into alternate fuel sources should be considered.