Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002963
Received: 11/9/2013 2:21:00 PM
Agency: Cowlitz County, the Washington Department of Ecology, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview EIS
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From:firstname.lastname@example.org Sent:Saturday, November 09, 2013 2:21 PM To:email@example.com Subject:Docket 2013-19738: Comment on Scope of EIS for Millennium Bulk Terminals Coal Terminal
Dear U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, WA Department of Ecology, and Cowlitz County: The dirty fossil fuel, coal, is getting hit from all sides: public health standards, a tough domestic energy market, and active grassroots opposition.
Coal companies are desperately seeking outlets to foreign markets, where they hope to continue burning the world's filthiest fossil fuel despite the risks to humans, animals and the environment.
The Millennium Bulk Terminals project in Longview, WA would be the largest permitted coal export terminal in the U.S., with plans to ship 44 million tons of coal annually. If this project is approved, rail-side communities would be peppered with airborne coal dust and gigantic cargo vessels would ply the Columbia River daily. It doesn't matter where that coal is burned, the impacts of its global warming pollution are world-wide.
Please consider the full environmental impact of approving this terminal. A single coal export terminal could undo so much of the progress made to clean up the planet. Please oppose these dirty, short- sighted plans. Our descendants deserve a better, cleaner future.
Thank you for your consideration on these matters.