Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002740
Received: 11/13/2013 11:38:00 AM
Commenter: William Litscher
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
From:William Litscher <email@example.com> Sent:Wednesday, November 13, 2013 11:18 AM To:firstname.lastname@example.org Subject:Coal exports could have negative impacts in Idaho
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Washington Department of Ecology representatives,
Please consider the impact of 40 additional trains per day and how that traffic impacts the movement of essential services on the road network that is crossed by grade level R.R. crossings. Adding that number of trains will impact emergency services capability to serve areas accessed by grade level crossings by blocking access or requiring an alternative route that lengthens response time.
I live in northern Idaho and can only access my property by crossing Montana Rail Link's grade level crossing. This is right in the area referred to as the "Funnel" between Clark Fork Idaho and Spokane Washington. I'll be subjected to all the inconvenience, yet receive none of the benefit from exporting all this coal.
William Litscher 275 Oden Bay Dr. Sandpoint, ID 83864