Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002129 

Received: 11/16/2013 10:25:51 PM
Commenter: Keith Fredrikson
Organization: 
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
To Lead Agencies, I want you to use a very wide set of criteria when establishing the scope of the EIS. Do not limit your studies to the local effects. In particular, I want to see this proposals effect on global warming studied. This is a very important issue and it is not being addressed well by international or federal standards. It is therefore incumbent upon the state to address this issue. I am also very concerned about the effects of the transportation by rail of this commodity. Coal trains are very long and have a profound effect on traffic where they operate. They are also very heavy and the vibrations they cause have an effect on nearby infrastructure such as buildings, tunnels, pipelines etc. Please study these effects of coal transport. Keith Fredrikson