Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002766 

Received: 11/18/2013 8:48:00 PM
Commenter: Indigo McGinnis
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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
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From:Indigo McGinnis <Indigomcginnis@gmail.com> Sent:Monday, November 18, 2013 8:28 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Docket number 2013-19738: Comment on scope of EIS for Millennium Bulk Terminals Longview LLC Coal Export Terminal

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

With particular concern for the catastrophic effects of climate change, I strongly oppose the construction of a coal export terminal at Longview, WA which would transport coal on trains and ships throughout the Northwest.

This proposal would negatively affect communities by increasing congestion and noise with more coal train traffic, polluting air and 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.

I urge you to consider these impacts in the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement. Please consider the impacts of shipping accidents, as well as fully study how coal effects climate disruption, and how that effects so much else. Perhaps you shall realize that renewable energy is the solution. (PLS see research by Professor Mark Jacobson - state by state blueprints for becoming 100% renewable, for all purposes. Currently working on the blueprint for Washington State.

Thank you

Indigo McGinnis 1080 8th St #13 Arcata, CA 95521 7078258969