Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002673 

Received: 11/13/2013 2:21:00 AM
Commenter: Paula Gordon
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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:Paula Gordon <Paula@PaulaGordon.com> Sent:Wednesday, November 13, 2013 2:01 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov 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:

When I lived in Atlanta, GA, I testified (twice) before the EPA on air pollution. Why? Because I have environmentally-induced asthma. It was specifically CAUSED by petrochemical microparticulates. So this DISASTROUS suggestion that a coal export terminal be built inLongview, WA, facilitating the transport of coal on trains and ships throughout the Northwest is PERSONAL with me. ALL THAT COAL *WILL* SLOUGH OFF MICROPARTICULATES EVERYWHERE IT GOES. AND THAT WILL BE A DISASTER for people everywhere THROUGHOUT the Northwest.

DON'T LET IT HAPPEN. Coal dust will make countless throngs of people SICK or SICKER. This is no joke! We're talking about the breath of LIFE under siege if you let this happen.

Coal is a FILTHY. It is DANGEROUS. It's a combustible fuel that coal companies would put in open rail cars to travel through our communities and on massive cargo ships through our marine waters, fishing grounds and recreation areas.

This proposal would negatively affect ME *AND* my community, polluting our air and local waterways, harming existing businesses, and delaying emergency responders with those seemingly endless coal trains, as well as by increasing congestion and noise with more coal train traffic.

These trains and eventually ships 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 -- home to me, so this is TWICE personal -- and escalate climate change.

Coal export, simply put, threatens the health, public safety and economic vitality of our communities.

We STRONGLY URGE you -- CONSIDER these devastating to deadly impacts in the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement! PLEASE!!!

Thank you.

Paula Gordon

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