Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002468 

Received: 11/18/2013 10:10:00 PM
Commenter: Kevin Washbrook
Organization: Voters Taking Action on Climate Change (VTACC)
State: Outside the United States

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: Kevin Washbrook <>
Sent: Monday, November 18, 2013 10:10 PM
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

I write today as director of a grassroots climate action group in Vancouver, British Columbia on
behalf of my organization and all the people we speak for. We strongly oppose the construction
of a coal export terminal at Longview, WA.

I am a citizen of Canada and I'm taking the time to write today because the implications of this
coal export proposal cross the international boundary line.

The International Energy Agency and the UN Climate Chief have both recently stated that if we
are to avoid the disasters that would result from runaway climate change the vast majority of
remaining coal reserves (at least 80 percent) must remain in the ground. Forever.

I think we can all agree that the remaining 20 percent of thermal coal reserves can be exported
through existing facilities located around the world. And we all know that if the Longview
Terminal is built, the pressure to continue exporting coal will be intense, even if it is clearly not
in our best interests to do so.

So please, just say NO, now, before it's too late. Once you let this genie out of the bottle it will
be very, very hard to stuff back inside.

To put this in terms of your current public process, I ask that you include climate change and
GHG emissions in your EIS for the Longview facility. It made sense for GPT, and it makes
sense for this facility too.

For our future,

Kevin Washbrook
Director, Voters Taking Action on Climate Change
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