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The Co-Lead Agencies considered comments received during scoping (from September 2012 through January 2013) and summarized them in a publicly available Scoping Report. Appendix G of the Scoping Report contains all comments received during scoping.

Comments regarding the Gateway Pacific Terminal/Custer Spur proposal will continue to be collected and made publicly available. Comments received since the closing of the scoping period can be found below.

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15872 02/25/2015 Harto, Margaret Covington Multiple/not listed Human environment:
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15857 08/29/2014 Melland, Linda Bellingham Human environment:
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Please include me as a party of record for all notices in regards the Gateway Pacific Terminal project. If you do not maintain a notice list by project please include me in the general list. I am interested in any new permit applications or revisions to... View full comment
15856 02/20/2013 Norquist, Scott Seattle Human environment:
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Regarding the Cherry Point Coal Terminal proposal. I am very much opposed to the coal terminal for the following reasons: - As a medical professional I am concerned about the impact of coal dust on people's heath - concern for loss of jobs in the... View full comment
15855 08/22/2014 Walenda, Lynn Multiple/not listed Human environment:
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15853 07/29/2014 Olson, Sanford Multiple/not listed Human environment:
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In the 7/23/14 Crosscut article Ms. Kelly was quoted as follows: “Ecology’s Alice Kelly told Crosscut that work has been done on off-site or “indirect” issues, such as rail, shipping, fish and health issues, that will not be affected by changes to... View full comment
15852 07/29/2014 Riordan, Michael Eastsound Multiple/not listed Human environment:
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In January 2013 I submitted several comments on the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal, including the attached one, which was entered as comment #5517, on the impact of fugitive coal dust from terminal operations on the adjacent waters of Georgia Strait... View full comment
15851 07/29/2014 Gerardi Riordan, Donna Orcas Island Multiple/not listed Human environment:
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GPT's "new preferred alternative" terminal design includes significant changes that require a new application and the opportunity for public comment on the EIS scoping process. Shipping issues, which directly impact our economy and... View full comment
15837 06/11/2014 White, Earl Human environment:
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I don't understand whish EIS and SEPA process is not consistent with CEQ guidance on co-lead situations like Cherry Point. In the CEQ 40 FAQS it clearly states that all significant impacts must be identified regardless of whether you have the... View full comment
15836 05/22/2013 Gyncild, Brie Multiple/not listed Human environment:
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You've doubtless heard us over here in Washington and Oregon. We're pretty vocal about our concerns over hauling coal through our beautiful states to ports for shipment over seas. There are three remaining proposed coal terminals in... View full comment
15835 04/09/2013 Brown, Sanford Multiple/not listed Human environment:
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Please include in your review the impact of coal mining on citizen WORKERS, as well as the environment! ":Energy Independence" does NOT mean continuing to wreck OUR environment ‐ and our people, simply for some company's profit! To date... View full comment
15834 04/24/2013 Janzen, Gayle Multiple/not listed Human environment:
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It's despicable that the US govt. is now doubling down on dirty energy instead of ramping up clean, alternative energy. So here we are in the 21st century fully aware of all the dangers of coal, and yet they want to foul our clean NW air with coal... View full comment
15833 05/22/2013 Herbert, Nancy Multiple/not listed Human environment:
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As a homeowner on Magnolia Hill, less than a block from the railroad line and bridge crossing near the Ballard Locks, I must insist that consideration be made for not only the increased hazardous diesel and coal dust emissions from the proposed coal... View full comment
15832 05/23/2013 Lampe, Nicole Multiple/not listed Human environment:
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Coal dust, pollution, noise and traffic don't stop at the ports. Everyone in the PacNW, from communities near the mines to coastal residents breathing in China's emissions deserve answers about long term impacts from the proposed coal exports... View full comment
15831 05/22/2013 Roberts, James Multiple/not listed Human environment:
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We don't want to be exporting coal for other countries to burn because it will hammer our global environment especially contributing massively to global warming. Also, it would damage our local environment, exacerbating health problems and fouling... View full comment
15830 04/09/2013 Harris, Mark Multiple/not listed Human environment:
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The Pacific Northwest is currently engulfed in a struggle over the dirty future of coal and coal exports. Currently, there are four proposed coal terminals in Washington and Oregon that together would export millions of tons of coal each year. That... View full comment
15829 05/22/2013 Steitz, Jim Multiple/not listed Human environment:
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I write in strongest opposition to any all permits currently and likely soon to be considered by the Army Corps of Engineers for coal export terminals in the Pacific Northwest. These terminals, including those at Port Morrow in Boardman, Oregon and at... View full comment
15828 06/04/2013 Burley, Savannah Multiple/not listed Human environment:
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Over 150,000 people have made their voices heard on the subject of the harmful effects of coal trains coming through the Pacific North West. I am proud to be one of them. Coal trains coming through the pacific northwest will result in the release of... View full comment
15827 04/24/2013 Herbert, Mari Multiple/not listed Human environment:
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Let's leave the carbon in the ground. It is time to consider what is happening to our oceans (acidification) and the resulting harm to calcifying organisms (as in oysters). If that isn't enough, then consider the air we breathe and the water... View full comment
15826 04/29/2013 Attached, See Multiple/not listed Human environment:
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I am writing because I am concerned about the significant impacts that coal export terminals would have on the environment, on endangered species and on human health in the Pacific Northwest. There are currently four proposals to develop coal terminals... View full comment
15825 04/25/2013 Curtis, Richard Multiple/not listed Human environment:
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I cannot imagine an additional 18 or more, mile long trains coming through our towns every day carrying coal.. The trains will effectively cut our towns in half for all traffic during a major portion of the day. That will mean vital emergency services... View full comment