Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002800 

Received: 11/8/2013 1:03:00 PM
Commenter: Tyler Offerman
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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:Tyler Offerman <offermantyler@gmail.com> Sent:Friday, November 08, 2013 1:02 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:2013-19738: Public 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,

Instead of trying to move our country to energy independence and investing heavily in healthy and safe energy production we are allowing fossil fuel industries to not only do whatever they like to destroy our communities and ecosystems, but now we are allowing them to mine and ship away American resources with no benefit for our countries people. 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.

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

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Tyler Offerman

Lexington, KY 40508-1202