Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002331 

Received: 11/18/2013 10:11:56 PM
Commenter: David Baxter
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
All aspects of this proposal to mine and ship coal should be studied. From the impacts on the land and water and quality of life of the region in which it is mined, the effects on the environment along the shipping route and in the port, both construction and operation must be analyesed. Impacts on air and water quality, traffic and regional impacts should be considered as should the effects of releasing the CO2 into the atmosphere. It is irresponsible to consider such a project without considering the effects direct and indirect and the externalities. All these effects are real and measurable and will have a negative impact on our communities and families.