Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001991
Received: 11/12/2013 10:57:05 PM
Commenter: Beppie Shapiro
Organization: League of Women Voters
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
As the proposed project has impacts on health of people living near the train tracks, storage and transfer facilities, as well as workers employed in coal transport, Please ensure the EIS studies potential health effects on these populations.
Also please study the impacts on climate change of facilitating the mining transporting and burning of so much coal. Even if the coal is burned in China, India, or southeast asia, pollution will travel high in the air to the US.
Most importantly please consider the effects of all the carbon released, during construction, mining, transport, and burning, on climate change - how will this likely increase the rate of climate change/ What will the effects on human health and welfare, and on animal species be?
consider options like sustainable fuels generation and transmission...
Thank you very much.