Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002860 

Received: 11/15/2013 1:08:00 PM
Commenter: Dan Schwenk

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:Dan Schwenk <> Sent:Friday, November 15, 2013 1:08 PM Subject:Re: Comment on MBTL Coal Export Terminal EIS: Docket number 2013- 19738

To whom it may concern:

I agree very much with the boilerplate text provided by Washington Conservation Voters found here: I'm sure many of those commenting use it alone.

However, I'd like to add my own opinion.

Regardless of modern advances, burning coal for energy is a nineteenth century technology, long past viability as a clean energy source. Carbon sequestration is unlikely to ever be economically viable.

Maintaining the coal supply delays the transition from the carbon energy economy to reliable, non-carbon alternatives.

I fear putting off this inevitable change will only exacerbate the social, economic and technological upheavals such a transformation will involve. Like a bad tooth, the sooner it's pulled, the sooner the pain resolves.

The deleterious effects of this proposed coal export terminal will be felt on a global scale, not only within the borders of our state.

Please do your part in making forward progress in the transition of our energy economy.

Do not allow the MBTL Coal Export Terminal to go forward.