Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002760 

Received: 11/9/2013 10:47:00 PM
Commenter: arnold martelli
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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:arnold martelli <arnold_martelli@yahoo.com> Sent:Saturday, November 09, 2013 10:47 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Please - Protect Washington state From Dirty Coal

Dear U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, WA Department of Ecology and Cowlitz County Commission:

The construction of a coal-export terminal in Longview, Wash. which would transport coal on trains and barges through the Northwest to then be exported, sold and burned in Asia is pejorative to Washington and the US at large.. This terminal will have drastic impacts on the health of our natural ecosystems and our communities. A thorough and programmatic research, the Millennium Environmental Impact Study, should and must evaluate the effects of dust from uncovered coal trains, pollution into the Columbia River, terminal construction and operation, diesel emissions from increased barging and railway traffic, transfer of the coal from barges to oceangoing vessels, potential for spills and threats to endangered species. Additionally, the coal laden train traffic impacts in Longview are so great that Millennium cannot operate without massive, taxpayer-funded rail infrastructure changes currently planned as the S.R. 432 Project. Because of this, the S.R. 432 Project must also be analyzed in the Millennium Environmental Impact Study. Thank you for your time and consideration. AM

arnold martelli Windsor Ln Modesto, CA 95355 US