Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002363 

Received: 11/19/2013 1:53:41 AM
Commenter: Norm Hale
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
Strip mining in the Powder River Basin is already reducing range for ranchers there. The Millennium and other coal export proposals, if granted permit, will further reduce range for cattle and other grazing wildlife. Please study the effects on range land conversion (destruction) and the economic and environmental costs to the ranchers and others who depend on that land for their livelihoods.