Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002797
Received: 11/8/2013 10:04:00 AM
Commenter: Kristina Nolan
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:Kristina Nolan <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent:Friday, November 08, 2013 10:05 AM 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.
Have you not seen what simply turning heaters on (and burning more coal to provide electricity for those heaters) in China has done to their air quality? Do you think exporting our coal will help solve this problem? NO. Not only would this hurt the air quality of other countries, but it would stymie America's Global effort to promote CLEAN energy and clean energy jobs. Domestically, 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.
I urge you to consider these impacts in the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement. This isn't just a decision to be taken lightly, with effects seen today or tomorrow. This is a decision to be made after taking the Earth's future and humanity's future into account. We can't live in smog. Let's make the decision to avoid contributing to the problem of burning fossil fuels.
Catonsville, MD 21228