Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002876 

Received: 11/17/2013 9:23:00 PM
Commenter: Don Steinke

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:Don Steinke <> Sent:Sunday, November 17, 2013 9:24 PM Subject:Millennium Bulk Terminal in Longview

To DOE and Cowlitz County

Regarding the Millennium Bulk Coal Terminal in Longview

When I was born, CO2 levels were about 320 parts per million. Now it's nearly 400 ppm and rising. The pH of the ocean has changed so much it has crippled the Oyster industry in Willapa Bay. The Oyster Industry has even asked the Governor to put an antacid in the affected waters.

The last time CO2 levels were this high was when dinosaurs walked the earth and oceans were 200 feet higher.

The majority of scientists say it is urgent to reduce greenhouse gases, and if we don't, this planet will not be fit to live on by mid-century.

Ask #1 I want you to study all the impacts from the mines to the emissions. Be sure to include climate change and ocean acidification.

Ask #2 How many people on your commission understand the impacts of Climate Change? Which agency is in charge of Climate Change?

Gifford Pinchot said the public trust was about providing the greatest benefit for the most people for the longest time with the least harm.

You have a trust obligation to protect the interests of all present and future generations of citizens.

Ask #3 I want your report to say how this project honors your public trust obligations to my grandkids.

Don Steinke POB 822393 Vancouver WA 98682