Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002564 

Received: 11/8/2013 5:16:00 AM
Commenter: Lisa Beyl Escobedo

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:Lisa Beyl Escobedo <> Sent:Friday, November 08, 2013 5:17 AM; Subject:Protesting the increase of coal trains and the addition of oil trains

To Whom It May Concern: I am writing to voice my opposition to the proposed coal export terminal in Longview, WA and the increased coal trains and oil train traffic through Clark County. As a long- time Clark County voter, I do not support this proposal. The benefits of this proposal pale in comparison to the pitfalls. In particular, I am concerned about the increase in coal dust form the open cars as well as diesel pollution. Coal burning is not a good way to generate electricity. We already know that it produces dangerous pollutions that are not good for humans or other life forms. We should be looking towards the future in terms of energy production rather than the past. Furthermore, the increase in coal and oil train traffic increases the risk of accidents including oil spills and fires if the trains are derailed like they were in Canada. We do not want our community to become as polluted as other parts of the country and the world. We have not yet been able to put an adequate price tag on pollution. As such, suffice it to say that it is simply not worth it. Please reject this proposal. Thank you for the opportunity to provide comments. Warm regards Lisa Beyl