Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002938 

Received: 11/12/2013 9:22:00 PM
Commenter: Willard Westre

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:Willard Westre (Mechanical Engineer <> Sent:Tuesday, November 12, 2013 9:22 PM Subject:Docket number 2013-19738: Comment on scope of EIS for Millennium Bulk Terminals Longview LLC Coal Export Terminal

Dear U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, WA Department of Ecology, and Cowlitz County Commission:

I strongly oppose the construction of a coal export terminal at Longview, WA which would transport coal on trains and ships throughout the Northwest.

I just returned from a trip to Asia. The news media there is clear that China is opposed to burning coal as well and are as fast as possible eliminating it from their use. There may be a short term market for coal in Asia, but the long term market does not exist. So why build terminals?

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

Thank you.

Willard Westre (Mechanical Engineer