Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0001435
Received: 5/28/2016 11:00:17 AM
Commenter: Larry Campbell
Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Coal trains to Longview cause unacceptable impacts in addition to incrementally delivering the nails in the coffin of climate change. They cause traffic delays in towns along the way. The unproductive CO2
emissions from idling traffic should be detailed and disclosed in the EIS. The value of lost time ("time is money") that is extracted from citizens waiting for the train to pass needs to be analyzed and disclosed in the EIS. The additional risk to people due to delay of emergency services also needs to be analyzed an disclosed. The health risks of fugitive coal dust escaping from trains and deposited in communities and all along the tracks needs to be analyzed and disclosed. The time and money and health taken from individual citizens without their consent is a taking that would need to be compensated as mitigation for the impacts of the Longview shortsighted project.