Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002208 

Received: 11/18/2013 12:20:17 AM
Commenter: Wesley Kempfer
Organization: 
State: Oregon

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
Dear U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, WA Department of Ecology, and Cowlitz County Commission, I strongly oppose the construction of a coal export terminal at Longview, WA which would transport coal on trains and ships throughout the Northwest. Climate science is telling us that we should cease the usage of all fossil fuels as quickly as possible in order to avert massive human suffering. According to some scientists, Peter Ward at the University of Washington, for example, it is possible that we are triggering a mass extinction event similar to that which occurred approximately 255 million years ago after volcanic activity rapidly increased atmospheric CO2. By burning fossil fuels at the current rate, humankind is mimicking that event, which resulted in the extinction of over 90% all species then living, very closely. I urge you to consider these impacts in the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement. Thank you, Wesley Kempfer