Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003282 

Received: 11/8/2013 11:01:00 AM
Commenter: Marvin and Ann Zimmerman
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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:Earthjustice <action@earthjustice.org> on behalf of Mr. & Mrs.Marvin & Ann Zimmerman <culmarvann@aol.com> Sent:Friday, November 08, 2013 11:01 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov 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,

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

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.

We cannot emphasize enough the damage to ecosystems and fishing areas and the health damage to all living creatures. It would increase tanker traffic and the potential for shipping accidents and spills, expand strip-mining in Wyoming and Montana, and escalate climate change.

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

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Mr. & Mrs.Marvin & Ann Zimmerman

Summerfield, FL 34491-7865