Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000804 

Received: 9/14/2013 6:15:00 PM
Commenter: Tom Usher
State: Washington

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
Submission Text
From:Tom Usher <> Sent:Saturday, September 14, 2013 6:15 PM Subject:Docket number 2013-19738: Comment on scope of EIS for Millennium Bulk Terminals Longview LLC Coal Export Terminal
Sep 14, 2013
MBTL Coal Export Terminal EIS
Dear U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and WA Dept of Ecology, EIS,
Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) is a fact. It's been happening and will continue even if you don't approve the Coal Export Terminal in Longview, WA. However, disallowing the terminal will aid in the fight against AGW.
There are those who claim that the warming has stopped and that we have entered a cooling period. The problem with those people is that they mistakenly think or want others to think that a trend line for AGW must never have any downs with all of the ups. The trend line is still up. There are ups and downs along the way.
In addition, new research is suggesting that the Pacific Ocean in particular is acting as more of a heat sink than previously suspected. If that it true, the repercussions could be dramatic, as in the calm before the storm.
Clean alternative energy is becoming cheaper and cheaper relative to coal, oil, and natural gas. The less of the global warming fuels we bring on line, the more investments in clean alternatives will occur, which investments will only serve to further reduce the price of such clean alternatives.
It makes no economic or environmental short- or long-term sense to facilitate the coal industry at this point. Doing so would be nothing short of stupid and, frankly, evil.
Tom Usher
Burien, WA 98148-1278