Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002902 

Received: 11/12/2013 11:23:00 PM
Commenter: Carole Tebay

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:Carole Tebay <> Sent:Tuesday, November 12, 2013 11:24 PM Subject:Please Stop the Millennium Longview Coal Export Terminal

Nov 12, 2013

U.S. Corps of Engineers

Dear of Engineers,

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

Man and Earth

There once was an earth resplendent with trees and flowers, orchestral with the sound of birds and bees, where rivers flowed, frolicking with the winds, giving life to man and beast alike, where, in the warm embrace of the golden light, life flourished in happiness and delight, where, with the seasons' timely arrival, man lived and prospered.

Time passed. man began to progress. Naming it development, he dug up the earth, felled the trees, polluted the waters, spread poison in the air, turned the lands infertile and sacrificed the other creatures of the earth at the alter of his greed.

The earth has now lost her balance, the seasons their bearings. Here, parched lands cry out for drops of water. There, large looming clouds pour down to destroy and drown. Here, leaping flames reduce miles and miles of forests to ashes. There, violent storms sweep and wash away the homes and lives of men.

Is this nature's wrath over misdeeds done? Or is it nature's way to remind man to not think of himself as the center of creation, to treasure and share this earth, to reduce his wants, to live large with less and usher in the dawn of a new age, where there shall be no race for wealth, no war for power, no clash of egos, no inflictions of cruelty, where the earth shall not be divided by the boundaries of politics and the dictates of religions, where heads will bow in respect and hands reach out to help, Where, in the buzz of a bee, in the murmur of the flowing water in the breath of the wind in the swish of the wind and the rustle of the leaves, man will again learn to hear the beating heart of the earth.

-- Vishwajyoti Pandey Mohrhoff


Carole Tebay 4525 River Ranch Rd Milton, FL 32583-3226