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
Submission Text
From:Karen Bates <> Sent:Friday, November 08, 2013 11:45 PM 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.

Thank you.


Karen Bates

Chapel Hill, NC 27516