Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000249
Received: 9/13/2013 6:42:00 PM
Commenter: Michele Glazer
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:Friends of the Columbia Gorge <Advocacy@GorgeFriends.org> on behalf of Michele Glazer <email@example.com> Sent:Friday, September 13, 2013 6:42 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
Sep 13, 2013
US Army Corps of Engineers, Cowlitz County, Washington Department of Ecology WA
Dear Washington Department of Ecology,
Please accept these scoping comments for the environmental impact statement for the Millennium Bulk Terminal (MBTL) proposal for Longview, WA.
I urge you to oppose the proposal to export coal from the Powder River Basin through the Gorge to Longview for export to Asia. It is an ill-conceived idea in every respect, from the damage it will do to Oregon and Washington's magnificent Columbia River Gorge, to the effects on human health of coal dust, etc, and the inexcusable act of contributing yet more greenhouse gases when we seeing already how dangerous that is.
The argument that someone else will export the coal is fallacious and dangerous reasoning. It's time to take a principled and pragmatic stand against the rhetoric that argues that coal burning is inevitable. If we were to factor in the real long- and short-term effects --- economic and environmental --- of burning fossil fuels, we would be focusing our attention instead on alternative energy sources rather than even considering compromising the health of our children and of our planet so that a few people can make a buck.
Ms. Michele Glazer 2214 N Emerson St Portland, OR 97217-3811 (503) 247-8050