Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002634 

Received: 11/11/2013 1:50:00 PM
Commenter: Elaine & Roger Dixon
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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
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
From:Elaine & Roger Dixon <roweldia@yahoo.com> Sent:Monday, November 11, 2013 1:51 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Stop the Threat to Orcas from Dirty Coal

Nov 11, 2013

U.S. Corps of Engineers

Dear of Engineers,

I oppose the construction of a coal export terminal in Longview, Washington, which would transport coal on trains and ships through the Pacific Northwest.

The proposed terminal would have significant negative impacts throughout the Columbia River basin from coal dust, diesel pollution, and vessel traffic, degrading area freshwater and marine habitat, and imperiling the health of the area ecology. The directly resulting increase in coal pollution would significantly worsen climate change, ocean acidification, mercury pollution, and threaten the survival of our critically endangered salmon runs and our resident orca population.

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

In addition, I request that you stop all proposed coal export terminals in the Pacific Northwest. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Elaine & Roger Dixon 2131 Lakeview Dr Young Harris, GA 30582-1907