Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002943
Received: 11/8/2013 2:00:00 AM
Commenter: John Wiener
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
From:John Wiener <email@example.com> Sent:Friday, November 08, 2013 2:00 AM To:firstname.lastname@example.org Subject:Docket 2013-19738: 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,
I am adding to this petition my deep frustration that the Corps has been asked to go against its critical historic mission of public defense. Climate change is not debatable and the need for help is mot debatable. The expansion of coal and coal exports is an idea that is simply wrong; add the environmental impacts and the project is a no-go by any decent measure.
Tsunami threats and the Cascadian geology are also profoundly difficult; this adds to vulnerability.
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.
Boulder, CO 80301-1542