Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002628
Received: 11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Commenter: Marcia Denison
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:Marcia Denison <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent:Thursday, November 14, 2013 4:01 PM To:email@example.com 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.
This proposal would negatively affect my community by increasing congestion and noise with more coal train traffic, further polluting our 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 continual spills, expand strip-mining in Wyoming and Montana, and escalate climate change drought that destroys food crops, dries up stream and rivers, causes record fire seasons and record fire deaths and causes record mega-storms, ever increasingly. I will never shop in Longview again if you approve this hideous travesty. My lungs can't handle all the biomass pollution now and people are already dying from it. Millennium is the worst idea on the planet ever designed my greedy man and would kill the workers and people along the tracks with black-lung. The trains pass through National Wildlife Refuges that are Class 1 Areas for no pollution, giving black lung to wildlife and poisoning fish and estuaries. It violates the Migratory Bird Treaty with Canada and the Endangered Species Act and would murder hundreds of thousands of people in the US and around the world. It therefore posses a major threat to national, international, environmental and economic security, costs half a billion in tax payer infrastructure and benefits no one who couldn't easily get job training and a job up the street at Lower Columbia Community College. NO MBTL Coal Export Terminal! Thank you.
I urge you to consider these impacts in the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement.
Marcia Denison 71115 Mauris Dr. PO Box 1463 Rai nier, OR 97048