Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002580
Received: 11/19/2013 1:33:00 AM
Commenter: Alex Brown
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:Alex Brown <email@example.com> Sent:Tuesday, November 19, 2013 1:33 AM To:firstname.lastname@example.org Subject:RE: Docket number 2013-19738: Comment on scope of EIS for Millennium Bulk Terminals Longview LLC Coal Export Terminal
Nov 19, 2013
All Agencies For the Millennium Bulk Terminals EIS
Dear U.S. Army Corps of Engineers For the Millennium Bulk Terminals EIS,
The construction of a coal export terminal at Longview, WA, which would transport coal on trains and ships throughout the Northwest, will simply prolong greater long-term investment in renewable and sustainable sources of energy. Please have the sensibility to invest in long-term aims for sustainable energy.
The addition of another coal export terminal will degrade our environment with more coal train traffic, polluting our air and local waterways. It will also pose greater damages to aquatic ecosystems and fishing areas on the Columbia River, harm localities along the river, increase tanker traffic and the potential for shipping accidents and spills, expand strip-mining in Wyoming and Montana, and escalate climate change.
Please consider these impacts in the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement. Do not make the mistake of pretending such problems will not happen. These problems have happened in the past. They continue to persist, and if you pass the construction of the terminal, the problems will only continue farther into the future.