Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001905 

Received: 10/14/2013 1:07:00 PM
Commenter: Thomas Nass
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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:Thomas Nass <tom@sciline.com> Sent:Monday, October 14, 2013 1:07 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Docket number 2013-19738: Comment on scope of EIS for Millennium Bulk Terminals Longview LLC Coal Export Terminal
Unless you are fortunate enough to have a "Time Share" on another Planet, you had better recognize that we DO NOT live on a Planet with “Infinite” Open Space to be used as someone’s PROFIT GENERATING, PRIVATE PLAYGROUND. All Nations must survive under NATURE’S, one and only, GLOBAL, BIO-DOME, an Atmospherically “Finite”, "Closed System". Where, if anything is broken or corrupted, it cannot be fixed or replaced! As with our Two(2) most Essential, Un-Fixable and Irreplaceable Components: the Air we Breath and the Water we Drink. Once gone, these two components are, not only Gone, but Gone Forever! Man-Made Pollution, aided by Global Warming -whose causes may be argued but whose presence cannot be, are inflicting, and will continue to inflict, an insidious toll on our supply of Breathable Air and Drinkable Water. As All Nations do reside under this one, GLOBAL BIO-DOME, ergo, when any Nation Pollutes, sooner or later, all Nations will eventually suffer the consequences of that Pollution! The only difference between the pollution spewed into the Air and Water in China, India or Elsewhere or Here, is the time it will take for that pollution to accumulate and be moved by prevailing winds or ocean tides under the "dome", from China to here or elsewhere! Whether COAL is being burned in China, here elsewhere, it will have its global pollution effect. AND WE ARE DOWNWIND FROM CHINA! NATURE’S BIO-DOME is filling up inexorably, bottom to top, faster than we can pump it out. Even if we could possibly pump it out, there would be no place to pump it to? We are becoming a planetary "Titanic". And that legendary "Iceberg" is getting inexorably closer every day of continued world-wide Pollution! Due to obsessive GREED and Ignorance, we have long abandoned any and all respect for our Environment. And Mother Nature will never cease to retaliate against our sociopathic disdain for her Balanced Environment. We had better wake up to the fact that alternative, renewable, non-polluting Energy sources are a MUST and are needed NOW! Because Mother Nature never sleeps and she is growing weary of our attempts to destroy the Environmental Balance she worked centuries to perfect! As Corporate GREED and a CLEAN Environment never were, and never will be, Compatible. There is little question that the Petroleum and Coal industries, with their Billions of dollars of under ground inventory, will not find any form of Renewable Energy sources to their liking. Be that as it may, they, as all us, must eventually accept the Maxim that: "Change is, and always will be, the only constant." We had better stop worrying about “Too much Federal Spending and leaving our Grand Children mired in Debt.” Instead, we should be worrying about leaving them a Planet with Air and Water that they can survive on!
Thomas Nass
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