Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002607 

Received: 11/8/2013 10:33:00 AM
Commenter: Michael Condon
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Agency: Cowlitz County, the Washington Department of Ecology, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview EIS
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Submission Text
From:Michael Condon <condon12@frontiernet.net> Sent:Friday, November 08, 2013 10:33 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Docket 2013-19738: Comment on Scope of 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, and delaying emergency responders. It would also damage aquatic ecosystems and fishing areas on the Columbia River, harm human health, increase tanker traffic and the potential for shipping accidents and spills, expand strip- mining in Wyoming and Montana, and escalate climate change.

And in addition you might consider this question: How Did an 8-Year-Old in China Get Lung Cancer?

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This is and issue for the whole world as what goes around come around. Industry has been paying dividends while passing on the health care costs to their victims, the citizens of the world! It doesn't matter where that coal is burned, we all feel the impacts of its global warming pollution.

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

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Michael Condon

Hillsboro, WV 24946-9728