Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002847 

Received: 11/11/2013 12:20:00 PM
Commenter: Rene Ruston
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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
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
From:Rene Ruston <reneruston@me.com> Sent:Monday, November 11, 2013 12:20 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Stop the Millennium Longview Coal Export Terminal

Nov 11, 2013

U.S. Corps of Engineers

Dear of Engineers,

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

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,

Rene Ruston 2801 Townsgate Rd Westlake Village, CA 91361-3003