Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002249 

Received: 11/18/2013 2:32:04 PM
Commenter: Andy Zahn
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
The Environmental impact statement for the proposed Longview Millennium Bulk Terminal should take into account all the effects of the coal from where it is mined, as it is shipped by train and by ship and the effects of burning it. We cannot afford to pretend that these stages are separate. The coal terminal would have adverse effects on communities, land values, recreation, public health, transportation as well as air and water quality. Coal is dirty, and the long term negative effects of mining, shipping and burning it outweigh the short term economic benefits.