Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000185
Received: 9/15/2013 6:23:00 PM
Commenter: Richie Allison
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:Allison3989@comcast.net Sent:Sunday, September 15, 2013 6:23 PM To:email@example.com Subject:Millennium's coal export scoping
I recommend you quickly study the Longview port, and that it be approved as soon as possible. The environmental study will clearly outline a plan that works for the benefit of jobs and conservation in Washington and that will deliver a commodity that is in demand by the worldwide electricity market.
Basic economic principles already tells us that not one ton more of coal will be used globally because of exports at Millennium; supply routes have no effect on demand. Moreover, the history of US use of PBR coal indicates that the use of PBR coal in coal based energy countries will result in a reduction of net GHG given the lower sulfur and other lower GHG emission characteristics of PBR coal; thus, the net gain in greenhouse gas emissions is insignificant. Keep it realistic. Keep it local.
I applaud the agencies work on this permit process. The results will provide a more-than thorough "hard look" at the possible impacts of the Millennium Project in Longview which is needed to keep things moving ahead. Thank you.
Sincerely,Richie Allison Richie Allison Allison3989@comcast.net