Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001599 

Received: 11/9/2013 12:07:58 PM
Commenter: Judith Green
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
As citizens of the world, I believe it to be unconscionable for the United States, to ship coal to China. I am a teacher and I live in Bellingham, WA. I spent two months in China last year. I was shocked and dismayed that I was unable to see the sky in Beijing and the entire area to the south as far as Shandong Province, a six hour drive. The air was yellowish gray and I could see flames reaching into the sky in numerous places on the highway journey. I have noticed that the people have been protesting against the use of burning coal in cities across China because they realize it is making them sick. We all know that the pollution caused by burning coal in China doesn’t stay in China, but ends up in the atmosphere we all share. I would like the EIS to trace the trajectory of the atmospheric degradation which begins with burning coal in China. How long does it take to show up in Washington State in our air, our crops, and our drinking water?