Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000060
Received: 9/17/2013 12:08:00 PM
Commenter: Barry Lavine
Agency: Cowlitz County, the Washington Department of Ecology, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
From:Barry Lavine <email@example.com> Sent:Tuesday, September 17, 2013 12:08 PM To:firstname.lastname@example.org Subject:Docket number 2013-19738: Comment on scope of EIS for Millennium Bulk Terminals Longview LLC Coal Export Terminal
Who really benefits from this project?
Seems to me that the primary justification is to create some jobs in Oregon and Washington. That's nice for those communities, no question.
However, the trade-off is big profits for Wyoming coal companies by sending untold tons of carbon to the most-polluting industrial country on Earth, which will enable the Chinese (bless their hearts) to destroy even more American jobs, not to mention the high social and environmental cost of turning the Columbia Gorge into a coal pipeline.
Great deal for Big Coal and China. Bad deal for the Earth; bad deal for the US economy.
Leave the coal where it is.
Barry Lavine 9315 SW 37th Ave Portland, OR 97219