Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001563
Received: 11/4/2013 1:46:53 PM
Commenter: Cynthia Franklin
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
The EIS must include the atmospheric/climate impacts from the release of total CO2 emissions from the mining and transportation of the coal to exported and eventually burned in Asia.
Total CO2 emissions from transportation of the coal must include those from the trains and from the marine tankers that are known to burn extremely "dirty" diesel fuel that does not typically meet US emission standards.
The team must quantify the total CO2 emissions in terms of annual tons emitted for the:
1. mining of the coal to be eventually exported and burned
2. transportation by trains and marine tankers
3. burning of said coal for electricity in Asia