Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002816 

Received: 11/9/2013 7:04:00 PM
Commenter: Luba Pekisheva
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State: 

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
Submission Text
From:Luba Pekisheva <lpekisheva@yahoo.com> Sent:Saturday, November 09, 2013 6:57 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Docket 2013-19738: Comment in opposition, on Scope of EIS for Millennium Bulk Terminals Coal Terminal

Nov 9, 2013

Millennium Bulk Terminals Lead Agencies

Dear Millennium Bulk Terminals Lead Agencies,

Permitting this Longview, WA coal terminal would be terrible for our state and nothing could mitigate its long-term impacts on our ecosystems and economy thru-out the entire corridor of mining and shipping coal. An accident or some other act of negligence or poor-judgment is almost inevitable given the volume of coal to be shipped and processed and the history of the coal and rail industry. Such an occurrance would be a public health, and publicly-funded, disaster. The companies liable in such a situation tend to declare bankruptcy or hide their assets in other legalistic maneuvers.

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,

Luba Pekisheva

Maple Falls, WA 98266-7853