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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.

You can submit your questions or comments to staff using the Submit a Question page. Due to the volume of questions and comments, staff will not respond to all comments individually but will respond to themes through the Frequently Asked Questions page.

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15384 10/26/2013 Alderton, Janet Human environment:
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Please add me to the mailing list for updates. What is the most recent timeline for the ACE draft EIS? What is the most recent timeline for the Whatcom County draft EIS? What is the most recent timeline for the WA State Dept. of Ecology draft EIS... View full comment
15402 01/23/2013 Byrne, Caroline New York Human environment:
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I DEMAND A THOROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT THAT: • Analyzes impacts to every community impacted by the mining, transport and burning of coal, including impacts in Montana, Idaho, Washington, India, China and Bangladesh. • Quantifies the air,... View full comment
15418 01/23/2013 Thomasy, Rich Issaquah Human environment:
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Unfortunately, I believe that you guys are having the wrong discussion. Instead of concentrating on a coal terminal, you SHOULD be concentrating on a Liquid Natural Gas terminal. Instead of mining and shipping coal to China, already one of the most... View full comment
15434 01/23/2013 Olson, Sandra Langley Human environment:
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I strongly oppose the construction of a coal export terminal at Cherry Point, Washington and transporting strip-mined coal from Montana and Wyoming on trains and ships throughout the Northwest. This proposal would negatively affect my community by... View full comment
15450 01/23/2013 Kilgore, Janaki Bellingham Human environment:
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I have owned my home in Bellingham, WA for four years and have been a resident of Whatcom County for twenty years. I am a mother of two teenagers, an employee of the Whatcom County Library System and a self-employed business owner. In my business I... View full comment
15467 01/23/2013 Savage, Carolyn Olympia Human environment:
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Dear Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Ecology and Whatcom County Council: I strongly oppose the construction of a coal export terminal at Cherry Point, Washington and transporting strip-mined coal from Montana and Wyoming on trains and ships... View full comment
15483 01/23/2013 Veritas, Stone Bellingham Human environment:
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Dear Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Ecology and Whatcom County Council: I strongly oppose the construction of a coal export terminal at Cherry Point, Washington and transporting strip-mined coal from Montana and Wyoming on trains and ships... View full comment
15499 01/23/2013 Broxton, Kelly Seattle Human environment:
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Dear Comments, I strongly oppose the construction of a coal export terminal at Cherry Point, Washington and transporting strip-mined coal from Montana and Wyoming on trains and ships throughout the Northwest. This proposal would negatively affect my... View full comment
15515 01/24/2013 Shroeder, Robert Mount Vernon Human environment:
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I am deeply concerned about the impact of so many additional trains that will travel through our community. Rail tracks disect the major traffic arteries throughout our area which means the projected addition of up to 18 trains per day would have a... View full comment
15531 01/24/2013 Lysaker, Brekke Woodinville Human environment:
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Dear Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Ecology and Whatcom County Council: I strongly oppose the construction of a coal export terminal at Cherry Point, Washington and transporting strip-mined coal from Montana and Wyoming on trains and ships... View full comment
15547 01/25/2013 Sierra Club, Various Human environment:
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will accept these comments that were postmarked Jan 22? I can show you postmarks if you would like. View full comment
15563 01/27/2013 Ban, Janis Human environment:
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I am writing to strongly object to the increased rail traffic and transporting of coal in open rail cars if the Gateway Terminal should be build at Cherry Point. I live within sight of the tracks and have an organic garden. I don't want coal dust... View full comment
15579 01/28/2013 Chrappa, Richard Bellingham Human environment:
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I would like to acknowledge that though the following letter was provided for my signature that I have read it and wholeheartedly agree with it's contents. I believe that clean coal is truly a myth; an Iron Age Technology that has no place in a... View full comment
15595 01/30/2013 Graham, Gordon Human environment:
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http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=more-oil-from-canadas-tar-sands-could-mean-game-over-climate-change&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20130129 View full comment
15612 02/04/2013 Cronk, Jessica Glendale Human environment:
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Dear Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Ecology and Whatcom County Council: I strongly oppose the construction of a coal export terminal at Cherry Point, Washington and transporting strip-mined coal from Montana and Wyoming on trains and ships... View full comment
15629 02/07/2013 Correa-Hernandez, Iliana Olympia Human environment:
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Dear Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Ecology and Whatcom County Council: I strongly oppose the construction of a coal export terminal at Cherry Point, Washington and transporting strip-mined coal from Montana and Wyoming on trains and ships... View full comment
15645 02/17/2013 Hays, Linda Helena Human environment:
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Coal is the wrong fuel for our future. Conservation and sustainable sources can provide all the energy we need. View full comment
15661 03/01/2013 Fisher, Naomi Goldendale Human environment:
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Dear Comments, I strongly oppose the construction of a coal export terminal at Cherry Point, Washington and transporting strip-mined coal from Montana and Wyoming on trains and ships throughout the Northwest. This proposal would negatively affect my... View full comment
15677 03/17/2013 Kuwanda, Mark Anacortes Human environment:
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Can you tell me if any portion of the proposed project will use Federal transportation funds that would trigger 23 CFR Section 771.135, which implements section 4(f) (49 U.S.C. 303) of the Transportation Act? And, if so, is constructive use also being... View full comment
15693 04/05/2013 Kruger, Jill Olympia Human environment:
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Dear Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Ecology and Whatcom County Council: I strongly oppose the construction of a coal export terminal at Cherry Point, Washington and transporting strip-mined coal from Montana and Wyoming on trains and ships... View full comment