Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001715 

Received: 10/31/2013 9:04:00 PM
Commenter: Christian Henry
Organization: 
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:Christian Henry <chrishenry123@yahoo.com> Sent:Thursday, October 31, 2013 9:04 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Docket number 2013-19738: Comment on scope of EIS for Millennium Bulk Terminals Longview LLC Coal Export Terminal

Dear U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, WA Department of Ecology, and Cowlitz County Commission,
The 2009 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) the Department of Defense (DoD) stated that “Climate change will contribute to food and water scarcity, will increase the spread of disease, and may spur or exacerbate mass migration.” It also states that “Although the United States has significant capacity to adapt to climate change, it will pose challenges for civil society and DoD alike.”
How will exporting coal through the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal help the United States and the DoD adapt to climate change?
Would money be better spent investing in clean, sustainable energy to meet the stated goals of the DoD to “manage the effects of climate change”?
Besides, third world nations have historically exported raw materials like coal to first world nations for them to manufacture products. Why aren’t we conserving our national resources for our own manufacturing? What’s the hurry to deplete our resource and act like a third world nation?
I urge you to consider these thoughts in the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement.
Thank you
Christian Henry 219 Tahuyeh Dr. NW Bremerton, WA 98312