Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002319 

Received: 11/18/2013 9:02:08 PM
Commenter: Sarah van Gelder
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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
The extreme weather we've been experiencing makes it clear: We must treat climate change as an emergency. Put another way, it would be irresponsible to consider the implications of this project without including the climate disruption that would result. I'm concerned about water quality impacts from coal dust, and the heat the ocean is now absorbing, and what that will mean for weather patterns for years to come. I'm concerned about air quality along the train route, but also about the disruption of rain fall, the invasive species, the forest fires (and related pollution) and extinction of species -- including possibly our own. To who ever is reading this. Please consider the impact on life here in the Pacific Northwest, and all life around our small planet. Please don't fall into narrow bureaucratic mindset. Research what it will mean to protect your grandchildren and all the species they will share the planet with, if we act wisely. Tell the truth about the climate impact, and act accordingly. Thank you for reading this. Sarah van Gelder