Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0001141 

Received: 5/25/2016 10:00:28 AM
Commenter: Hal Anthony
State: Oregon

Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
Millennium’s proposed coal export terminal would cause unmitigable harm to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and communities throughout the Northwest. Coal in all forms is harmful to childrens' and adults' lungs. It contaminates all prerequisites for human survival. Coal is 100% unsustainable. It is time to shut down coal worldwide. The U.S. must lead in this. The DEIS did not include coal trains. Think of one going by your house with 50 cars of coal. Breathing becomes unhealthy, and local vicinity contamination to streams, creeks, ponds and lakes have not been factored into the DEIS. All human activities would be impacted by the pollution created from this proposed coal facility, including: Tourism, fishing stocks, rural quality of life (usually Administrative Rules would protect this), wetlands, all adjacent eco and microsystems, wildlife, wells, etc. etc. This proposal must be stopped. Mitigation of pollution from coal is below weak or never done, aside from being economically and physically close to impossible. Please - stop this facility's implimentation.