Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0002506 

Received: 6/10/2016 5:14:53 PM
Commenter: Judith  Akins
State: Washington

Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
I am a citizen of the State of Washington, also known as the Evergreen State. I am asking that Cowlitz County and Ecology take the "No Action" alternative and work on using this site for clean energy jobs and/or making this area a safe environment for the citizens of Cowlitz County and the terrestrial and marine inhabitants of the area. I would like "no action" taken on this EIS because by contributing to the distribution of coal,which with this project, will add 44 million tons of coal going overseas which will contribute over 90 million tons of CO2 in the atmosphere,not exactly in line with our Paris Climate Change commitment. The Draft EIS clearly states there are severe health hazards to those living in the surrounding area of the site and along the rail corridor. It has failed to mention all the health hazards that come with the increased traffic of the diesel particulates which will be inhaled by all along the corridor. I am asking for Additional studies to be made in this area as well. This is the Evergreen State and we need to keep our environment healthy for us now and into the future. We want clean renewable energy and leave the past coal generation behind. Please say no this project, it contributes to the world's greenhouse gases and is driving extreme climate changes and it impairs the health of those along the rail corridor as well those living in Cowlitz County.