Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002674 

Received: 11/17/2013 7:36:00 PM
Commenter: MICHAEL GRABOWSKI
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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:MICHAEL GRABOWSKI <2926madison@gci.net> Sent:Sunday, November 17, 2013 7:29 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Proposed Millennium Bulk Logistics Coal Terminal in Longview, Washington

Dear Agents,

My name is Kathy Grabowski and I am deeply concerned about the negative economic, environmental and cultural impact the proposed Millennium construction project and exports would entail for the Pacific Northwest region. I am a retired school teacher. Tacoma, Washington, is my home town. I have been following the proposed Millennium process in the news and attended the October scoping hearing in Tacoma as well as a recent debate on the topic that represented both pro and con facts about the impacts of the proposed fossil fuel transports through our evergreen state. I ask that the Cowlitz County Department of Ecology measure the environmental impact that these increased high risk coal exports would have on our air and water quality and how that would threaten our farmlands, wetlands, rivers and marine resources. Pollution of our streams, rivers and bays endangers our fisheries which is a viable industry and cultural way of life for native residents. I ask that the US Army Corps of Engineers measure the impact that these increased heavy loaded trains would have on our existing rail beds, bridges, overpasses and crossings. The collective squeeze that the increased train and ship traffic would demand of our infrastructure, port facilities and shipping lanes is significant. These are two of the hundreds of concerns that you must analyze in the EIS. I trust that you will weigh the costs and benefits of this proposal in a programmatic way consistent with state and federal energy policy. Thanks for your consideration.

Respectfully,

Kathy Grabowski