Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002780 

Received: 11/11/2013 2:13:00 PM
Commenter: Nancy Morris
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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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Submission Text
From:Nancy Morris <ncm@w-link.net> Sent:Monday, November 11, 2013 1:42 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:comments on Docket 2013-19738: Comment on Scope of EIS for Millennium Bulk Terminals Coal Terminal

Dear U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, WA Department of Ecology, and Cowlitz County: Re: Docket 2013-19738: Comment on Scope of EIS for Millennium Bulk Terminals Coal Terminal Knowing the complete destructive cycle of mining for coal and shipping it via coal trains through many communities in my state and from the states of origin, I strongly oppose the construction of a coal export terminal at Longview, WA that would include transport not only by coal on trains but ships throughout the Northwest. 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. You have the power to consider the greater good for the sake of our public health and the vitality of our communities. We must consider how world wide it is imperative to move beyond fossil fuels such as coal and move to protect our environment to stop the ever growing impacts of global warming. We are all in this together. I urge you to consider these impacts in the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement. The terminal should be denied.

Thank you. Nancy Morris PO Box 60096 Seattle, WA 98160 206-533-6155