Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002557
Received: 11/9/2013 12:04:00 AM
Commenter: Karen Bates
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
From:Karen Bates <email@example.com> Sent:Friday, November 08, 2013 11:45 PM To:firstname.lastname@example.org Subject:Docket 2013-19738: Comment on EIS for Millennium Bulk Terminals Coal Terminal
Nov 8, 2013
Millennium Bulk Terminals Lead Agencies
Dear Millennium Bulk Terminals Lead Agencies,
I strongly oppose the construction of a coal export terminal at Longview, WA that would transport coal on trains and ships throughout the Northwest.
This proposal would hurt or harm communities by: - increasing congestion and noise with more coal train traffic, polluting air and local waterways -harming existing businesses -delaying emergency responders -damaging Columbia River aquatic ecosystems and fishing areas -harm human health -increase tanker traffic and the potential for shipping accidents and spills -expand strip-mining in Wyoming and Montana -escalate climate change
Please take into consideration the damage initiated by these impacts when you consider the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516