Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002788
Received: 11/8/2013 1:20:00 PM
Commenter: Judith Nappe
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:Judith Nappe <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent:Friday, November 08, 2013 1:02 PM To:email@example.com Subject:Docket 2013-19738: Comment on Scope of EIS for Millennium Bulk Terminals Coal Terminal
Nov 8, 2013
Millennium Bulk Terminals Lead Agencies
Dear Millennium Bulk Terminals Lead Agencies,
I strongly oppose the construction of a coal export terminal at Longview, WA that would transport coal on trains and 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 Must consider these impacts in the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement. We who call the Columbia River Gorge home do not want to see coal trains with black carbon particles flying off the train cars, the noticeably louder noise and ground shaking of their passing, the broken tracks from the extra weight, and the predictable accidents endangering lives along the way. The train wrecks will happen. Pushing it as hard as these coal people will, there are to be expected accidents. NO OLD technology ports along the Columbia River. It is not a lifeless, inconsequential viaduct for big money corporations to fill their pockets and further pollute and kill the environment. We love it and are trying to clean it up, not adding to the killing of fish, trees, environment and air.
North Bonneville, WA 98639-4663