Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002582 

Received: 11/14/2013 3:49:00 PM
Commenter: Beth Brownfield

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:Beth Brownfield <> Sent:Thursday, November 14, 2013 3:29 PM Subject:Docket number 2013-19738: Comment on scope of EIS for Millennium Bulk Terminals Longview LLC Coal Export Terminal

Dear U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, WA Department of Ecology, and Cowlitz County Commission,

I strongly oppose the construction of a coal export terminal at Longview, WA which would transport coal on trains and ships throughout the Northwest.

You have heard all the details about the affects of coal extraction, transportation, export, combustion, and pollution on the land, the people, the air, the waters, the animals, and the plants. Burning the coal that is to be exported through our country, bound for China, in itself has the possibility of tipping the balance on global warming to the point of NO RETURN. Coal and other fossil energy supplies are being extracted at an obscene and irresponsible pace for the sake of wealth for a few and death to everything that is without price, or possible compensation. Humanity faces a daunting and dangerous future of drought, famine, flood, fire, disease, and extreme weather. EVERYTHING is at RISK because EVERYTHING is CONNECTED.

I have two grandchildren who live in WA state, Erin age 11, and Dylan age 9. They are both brilliant and vibrant young children that have their lives ahead of them. They love the water, the animals, the plants, the rivers, the Bay. They roll in the mud in the tidal flats, they fish for crab with their Dad. They know the names of the creatures that live in the waters and the plants that grow in this region. They are stewards of the lands and waters. They recycle, they raise money for conservation projects, they bicycle. They take for granted that all of this will be available for themselves and someday their own children. I FEAR FOR THEIR FUTURE! I FEAR FOR THE FUTURE OF MY GREAT GRANDCHILDREN!

Consider the current generation of people affected by coal removal, transportation, pollution, and disruption, but also how it will affect future generations. WE CANNOT AFFORD to PASS THIS ONTO THEM.

I urge you to consider these impacts in the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement.

Thank you Beth Brownfield

Beth Brownfield 3820 Fielding Ave Bellingham, WA 98229 360-738-8899