Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001999
Received: 11/13/2013 12:51:27 AM
Commenter: Michael Horner
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 point out that the city of Vancouver is in the process of developing, at the cost of 1.5 billion dollars an extensive waterfront community with residential and retail components. The trains carrying the coal for the MBTL as well as the Cherry Point Project in Bellingham will have a significant and deleterious effect on this development. Coal dust, noise and diesel pollution will have very real and measurable health effects for the people who might live, work and shop in this new community. Please be sure that this facet of the project's impact is carefully considered in your analysis.
Thank you for your attention.