Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002735 

Received: 11/13/2013 4:58:00 PM
Commenter: Linda Larson
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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
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From:Linda Larson <lindajsagle@frontier.com> Sent:Wednesday, November 13, 2013 4:38 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Coal exports could have negative impacts in Idaho

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

Please do not allow coal to be imported to China through this or any other port. I live in North Idaho and our drinking water comes from Lake Pend Orielle. The coal trains would travel along the Clark Fork River which feeds into our drinking water. They will also travel along the shores of our magnificant lake and thus our drinking water. Please consider the effects this would have on us as citizens in Sandpoint. Please consider the following points and chose the path that is safest and best for all citizens not just the coal company's profits.

Idaho communities should be included in the environmental review.

•The climate impacts of burning 44 million tons of coal a year are significant and will hasten the rise in global temperatures, droughts, wildfires and floods.

•Mercury from coal-fired plants in Asia travels back to Idaho to pollute our waterways and make our fish unfit to eat.

•Coal dust escapes coal cars and, combined with diesel particulates from train engines, could diminish the health of our children and families who live along the railroad tracks.

Linda Larson 607 S Division Ave Sandpoint, ID 83864