Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002711 

Received: 11/8/2013 11:16:00 AM
Commenter: Celia jayne
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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:Celia jayne <tiqvah1661@gmail.com> Sent:Friday, November 08, 2013 11:02 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Docket 2013-19738: Comment on Scope of EIS for Millennium Bulk Terminals Coal Terminal

Nov 8, 2013

Millennium Bulk Terminals Lead Agencies

Dear Millennium Bulk Terminals Lead Agencies,

I strongly oppose the construction of a coal export terminal at Longview, WA that would transport coal on trains and ships throughout the Northwest. I'd like to remind those who have forgotten or those who are too young to remember just how damaging human activity can be to the Earth upon which we all depend for sustenance. In the late 60's and early 70's (1900's) ecological science was a fledgling occupation but the implementation of pollution controls, mining and shipping restrictions, and a responsible "longview" on industry practices brought places like Lake Erie and the Allegheny river, Old growth forests and ocean habitat back from the edge of certain destruction. Why people are considering abandoning ecologically sound practices in favor of seemingly lucrative short term gains I've no idea. Perhaps like Rome during Nero's time the people involved have been heavily dosed with neurotoxins from the industrial pollutants the EPA just hasn't been able to leash and have all gone mad. This proposal would hurt or harm communities by increasing congestion and noise with more coal train traffic, polluting 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 spills, expand strip- mining in Wyoming and Montana, and escalate climate change. Please consider these impacts in the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement and prevent a great deal of grief for all concerned..

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Celia jayne

tiomesta, PA 16353-6346