Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001621 

Received: 10/19/2013 12:42:00 PM
Commenter: Don Kelley
Organization: 
State: South Dakota

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:Don Kelley <kim_don2001@yahoo.com> Sent:Saturday, October 19, 2013 12:42 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Comments on Docket Number 2013-19738
Dear U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington Department of Ecology, and Cowlitz County Commission,
Dear U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington Department of Ecology, and Cowlitz County Commission,
RE: Docket number 2013-19738: Comment on scope of EIS for Millennium Bulk Terminals Longview LLC Coal Export Terminal
Please note my opposition to the construction of the Millennium Bulk Terminal (MBT) for coal exports at Longview.
I believe that the age when projects like this are not immediately dismissed as suicidal from a climatologic perspective is very nearly over. Gone are the days when end-use impacts are considered irrelevant, when people actually believed that CO2 emissions from other parts of the planet weren't our concern.
Serious local damage is also an issue. I urge you to consider the full range of impacts in the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement from a coal export terminal at Longview, WA. These impacts are far- reaching for the 1,300 - 1,400 miles between mines in the Powder River Basin of Montana and Wyoming to Longview.
MBT would negatively affect my region of the country 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.
Thank you
Don Kelley 12637 Merritt-Estes Rd. Deadwood, SD 57732