Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002632 

Received: 11/14/2013 7:41:00 PM
Commenter: Gordon Dicus

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:Gordon Dicus <> Sent:Thursday, November 14, 2013 7:22 PM Subject:Coal exports could have negative impacts in Idaho

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Washington Department of Ecology representatives,

The impacts of the Millennium Bulk Terminal will be broad and far reaching. I live in North Idaho and am concerned about impacts from trains transporting coal, and I firmly believe such impacts should be fully considered in your assessment of cumulative effects of this proposed project. I also believe your assessment should consider the effects of coal-fired power plants that would consume coal delivered via this proposed project. This is a significant issue - our societies are overdue for investments in sustainable energy practices. It is short-sighted to continue allowing project assessments of potential impacts to be dominated by short-term job creation and corporate profit margins. Thank you.

Gordon Dicus 541 N Blaine St Moscow, ID 83843