Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002612 

Received: 11/10/2013 7:46:00 PM
Commenter: Donald Coughlin

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:Donald Coughlin <> Sent:Sunday, November 10, 2013 7:47 PM Subject:love @ longviev

Subject: Docket number 2013-19738: Comment on scope: EIS for Millennium Bulk Terminals Longview LLC Coal Export Terminal

Dear Washington State Associate: The great majority of letters written and stated comments focus upon coal usage and environmental complexities. One Pacific Northwest concern is our export of coal to industrializing Asian market expansion. My suggestion forms deeper than surface concerns of health and externality. Our situation begins at Solyndra and on into developing cleaner based mining technique for coal. Obama began an initial thrust for more environmental coal mining, as raw coal extraction was moved from West Virginia mountain top mining technique to Montana open pit mining technique. The ease of access and the reduction of ecological impact mining bulk quantities of coal make ecological sense for the coal industry-reliance upon cleaner coal mining to meet energy independence, made sense. However, we are exporting coal. We could create jobs in solar manufacturing and installation. We use Wal-Mart, but we chastise the Chinese for subsidizing their solar supply chain. We subsidize (bailout or subsidize...both are illegal within international free trade agreements) American banking and auto manufacturers within the market recovery act. Global economics are so closely tied to American interests (actually as an American I celebrate our economic ingenuity with accumulative reward, but the methods were brisk to say the least, and intently focused upon the labor-wage value, if able to say anything!) We own 70% of global banking and business is business. (Personally, I feel there are better ways to stimulate the economy than the derivative injection to global banking and the reduction of wage-labor value via union busting, but again, that is another story.) Germans will gladly blame the Chinese for subsidizing solar. (Obama slapped a 3% tariff and Hillary-Commerce Department slapped a 31% tariff upon Chinese solar. Send them coal instead! Catalyzed via: Frank Asbeck and SolarWorld & Governor A. Schwarzenegger) Germans fail to admit to an American oil war for anti-Chinese pro Jewish interests. Best to strike out at China and market expansion-what about Wal-Mart. Now we all suffer with coal expansion. Recall that Tony Blair found GWB and WMD to be consideration for rethinking the Iraq war. Well, now we have the social economic reason to stop coal transport. We need energy and coal is about 40% it, globally. Montana is superior to West Virginia for ecological reasons. Use coal for America as we transition to better renewables, likely to definitely. But export the coal for jobs instead of solar installation? (Note to self: How did America turn its manufacturing base around so quickly to stop the Axis Powers and the Tripartite Pact?) Today, without the formidable air and water concern, the mining source transition makes environmental and macroeconomic sense. The process to create jobs from existing investment and infrastructure, lends market growth toward social political flow. Social political affecters have progressed job creation within the CO2 based energy production sector. The problem stems with investment, consumption (to my understanding urban solar similar to German ingenuity fails in America for many reasons, another story), and of course politics. The stock market must remain stable. The jobs must stay stable. Investment and job skills are interlocked until stable influential investment stimulus occur. If we tax gasoline, subsidize urban solar, we stimulate a green market development-and urban solar sighting jobs develop. Sorry, everyone has a macroeconomic thought. We need green energy market jobs, replacing coal jobs. Inner city jobs are created installing solar. Jobs that can purchase local homes may be reclaimed, lost due the market fiasco, by developing new young worker urban jobs. CO2 is killing us and we have a very short window of opportunity to save ourselves from the beginning ravages. Ravages we are just now experiencing. Stop the coal export, NOW. Please stop coal usage on all fronts, beginning within this social, political, and economic window of commerce that meets ecology, at Longview Washington. Our US Senate hearings, with representation from BNSF testimony at the Surface Transportation Board, listened to: "each train car looses 500-3,500 lbs. of coal dust" per car, per one-way journey. There is a proposal for pushing upwards to thirty (one way) trains a day, at this moment. Each train is opportune to disperse a gross quantity of 420,000 lbs of coal dust. Similar to dropping barrels of hot nuclear waste into the ocean, perfect. P.S. As a resident of Longview Washington I experienced the flooding by the Columbia River in 1996. When the water level rises again, due global warming extreme weather events, how will the interim piles of coal to be exported be affected by Columbia River flood waters? Else, B Al Gore's Leer Jet: Donald T. Coughlin PCO #129, Thurston County, WA