Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001874 

Received: 11/5/2013 7:11:00 AM
Commenter: Tess Morgan
Organization: 
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:Tess Morgan <tessmorganlimitless@gmail.com> Sent:Tuesday, November 05, 2013 7:11 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Docket number 2013-19738: Comment on scope of EIS for Millennium Bulk Terminals Longview LLC Coal Export Terminal
Nov 5, 2013
Decision Makers
Dear Makers,
I strongly oppose the construction of a coal export terminal at Longview, WA, which would transport coal on trains and ships throughout the Northwest.
This proposal would negatively affect my community by increasing cancer rates, costs in time, congestion and noise with more coal train traffic, polluting our air and local waterways, harming existing businesses, and delaying emergency responders due to traffic delays at train crossings. 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.
This idea will also force closure of the only national level thoroughbred horse racing track in Washington State with the location of the railway closer than a quarter mile to open seating and the stables.
I urge you to consider these many negative impacts in the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement.
Sincerely,
Ms. Tess Morgan 4701 SW Admiral Way # 71 Seattle, WA 98116-2340