Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002048 

Received: 11/14/2013 3:56:04 PM
Commenter: Chuenchom Greacen
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
My name is Chom Greacen and I am a San Juan County resident and a property owner. Our County relies on our tourism-based economy where our resident orca whales are an economic driver. I am concerned about the potential impacts from the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals at Longview to the health of the Southern Resident Orca Whale.Please thoroughly study the following: What would be the adverse impacts from the proposed coal export terminal to the Southern Resident Orca Whales that spend time at the mouth of the Columbia River where it is presumed that they are feeding on upper Columbia and Snake River Chinook salmon? What would be the adverse impacts, including the adverse impacts from the increased risk of oil and/or coal spills, to these Chinook salmon that are essential to the orca whale diet?