Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002784 

Received: 11/11/2013 2:50:00 PM
Commenter: Roy Munroe
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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:Roy Munroe <roymunroe9041@comcast.net> Sent:Monday, November 11, 2013 2:51 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Please Stop the Millennium Longview Coal Export Terminal

Nov 11, 2013

U.S. Corps of Engineers

Dear of Engineers,

The coal companies have shown a continued disdain for any who rightly see their energy production ideas as very negative for our ecosystems. Their continued assault on our waters, lands and air are never given a thought by them and they act as though they alone own this country and that anything they deem as profit making is fair game no mater how serious the consequences. There is absolutely nothing that big coal does that is safe for our environment from literally removing mountain tops, deforesting the lands and leaving the lands to someone else to cleanup..yes that would be us, displacing Americans from their homes, polluting the ground water and of course polluting the air we breath and what do these companies do? Well for starters they seem to have enough money to run negative ads against the very people that they are poisoning, they seem to have a wonderful relationship with those who are more than willing to stand up for them and they've had 100 years to come up with alternatives and/or new ideas to their negative impacts on this earth which just means that they are willing to continue raping our lands, water and air! It is time to say no to the way they do business and I for one do not feel sorry for them as they continue to show no concern about the damage they do. Please say no to these people! They may not care about what we think in the real world but my health and the health of all are at risk and that is unacceptable in anyone's book.

I oppose the construction of a coal export terminal in Longview, Washington, which would transport coal on trains and ships through the Pacific Northwest.

The proposed terminal would have significant negative impacts throughout the Columbia River basin from coal dust, diesel pollution, and vessel traffic, degrading area freshwater and marine habitat, and imperiling the health of the area ecology. The directly resulting increase in coal pollution would significantly worsen climate change, ocean acidification, mercury pollution, and threaten the survival of our critically endangered salmon runs and our resident orca population.

I urge you to consider these impacts in the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement.

In addition, I request that you stop all proposed coal export terminals in the Pacific Northwest. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Roy Munroe 127 Decatur St NW Olympia, WA 98502-5220