Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001068 

Received: 10/14/2013 4:42:00 PM
Commenter: John Young
State: Texas

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:John Young <> Sent:Monday, October 14, 2013 4:42 PM Subject:Protect Washington From Dirty Coal
Dear U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, WA Department of Ecology and Cowlitz County Commission:
Dear U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, WA Department of Ecology, and Cowlitz County Commission:
Approving any infrastructure that facilitates the movement of coal from extraction to market increases extraction.
Coal's carbon footprint starts with the extraction and only increases as it is moved to market, is modified for use, and is used.
Beginning with extraction, our global atmosphere and our global ecology (including our human habitat) are damaged in far reaching and long lasting ways that harm our health and endanger our food supply.
In addition, the transport to market has costs to our transportation infrastructures (roads, rail lines) and increase noise levels and traffic congestion (roads, harbors).
Making coal available works against the needed movement towards the clean, renewable energy resources we need to keep our human habitat habitable. To keep our environmental niche a good fit for human habitation.
I therefore urge you to consider these multiple, far-reaching impacts in the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement.
Take a breath, hold it for a count of 20, and experience how important fresh, clean air is for each of us.
And remember that this is only a part of what's at stake here.
Thank you for your consideration of my comments.
John Young 24986 Rice Tract Rd San Benito, TX 78586 US