Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003484 

Received: 10/2/2013 12:45:00 AM
Commenter: Tom Forbes
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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:Friends of the Columbia Gorge <Advocacy@GorgeFriends.org> on behalf of Tom Forbes <tbforbes@msn.com> Sent:Wednesday, October 02, 2013 12:55 AM To:Placido, Elaine Subject:Docket number 2013-19738: Comment on scope of EIS for Millennium Bulk Terminals Longview LLC Coal Export Terminal

Oct 1, 2013

Director Elaine Placido 207 4th Ave. N. Kelso, WA 98626

Dear Director Placido,

Please accept these scoping comments for the environmental impact statement for the Millennium Bulk Terminal (MBTL) proposal for Longview, WA.

I beleive the proposal to export coal from the Powder River Basin, through the Columbia River Gorge to Longview for export to Asia would result in minimal adverse effects to the local, regional, and global environment.

This export facility might have a net positive impact on the Pacific Northwest invironment by reducing coal trains currently traveling North through Seattle to the coal export facility in Vancouver, WA. Instead this coal export facility will allow coal to be exported from the Port of Vancouver thereby reducing coal trains through the Tacoma, Seattle, Everett and Bellingham area.

Tom Forbes 3244 106th Avenue SE Bellevue, WA 98004

Sincerely,

Mr. Tom Forbes 3244 106th Ave SE Bellevue, WA 98004-7427