Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001922
Received: 10/14/2013 5:29:00 PM
Commenter: Betty Sabo
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
From:Betty Sabo <email@example.com> Sent:Monday, October 14, 2013 5:29 PM To:firstname.lastname@example.org 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 which would transport coal on trains and ships throughout the Northwest.
1. Coal is a dirty and dangerous combustible fuel. 2. Coal on open rail cars would increase water and air pollution. 3. Coal on ships would damage aquatic ecosystems and fishing areas, harm human health, increase tanker traffic, and increase the potential for shipping accidents and spills. 4. This oport would result in expanded strip-mining and escalate climate change.
I urge you to consider these impacts in the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement.