Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002026 

Received: 11/13/2013 6:11:27 PM
Commenter: Geoffrey Prentiss
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
As stated above, my name is Geoff Prentiss; I am an architect and San Juan County resident and property owner. The economy of San Juan County relies upon the environmental beauty of the islands. I am concerned about the potential impacts from the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals at Longview to the economy of San Juan County. Please thoroughly study the following: What would be the adverse impacts including the increased risk of a major oil spill from the increased barge traffic (from any of Washington State’s five refineries that would have to travel through and/or adjacent to the waters of San Juan County) associated with the propulsion fueling operations required by the proposed Millennium coal export terminal’s cargo vessels? What would be the loss of property values and what would be the loss of tourism, real estate sales, and housing construction related tax revenue from a major oil spill in San Juan County? Additionally--what would be the adverse impacts from ocean acidification associated with the burning of the coal (and the increased CO2 emissions) that is proposed to be exported from the Millennium bulk terminal in Longview? What would be the costs of the increased ocean acidification’s adverse impacts on recreational and commercial shellfish? What would be the adverse impacts to the spawning of shellfish for recreational and commercial harvest? What would be the adverse impacts to the wildlife that feed on shellfish? What would be the adverse impacts to the pteropods that comprise much of the diet of juvenile salmon and all the associated adverse impacts to the food chain? Thank you for being responsible to our planet. Geoff