Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002916 

Received: 11/14/2013 5:37:00 PM
Commenter: Carlo Voli

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:Carlo Voli <> Sent:Thursday, November 14, 2013 5:18 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 Commission, I'm Carlo Voli from Edmonds, Washington, and I'm completely opposed to this project and to our state becoming a fossil fuel corridor, whether it be for coal, shale oil, fracked gas, or tar sands bitumen. Washington State is gearing up to finding more ways to reduce its overall carbon output and its contribution to ocean acidification and the climate emergency we are in. Any project whose end net result is going to exacerbate this in other parts of the world, and, ultimately, here too, should not even be considered in the first place. Fossil fuel companies such as Ambre Energy and Arch Coal are in a last desperate push to extract and profit from any dirty fuel they can lay their hands on with utter disregard for the immediate consequences to our lands, water, and air, as well as to the communities most directly impacted by these kinds of projects, which tend to be Native American, low-income, and people of color. We should stand up to all these dark schemes from the corporate and financial world to enrich themselves even more than they already are. They keep on using the dangling carrots of "more jobs" and pitting us against each other with the false dichotomy of JOBS OR THE ENVIRONMENT. Where what we need are JOBS, THE ENVIRONMENT, AND A LIVEABLE FUTURE. I'd like to use the not so pleasant analogy of a community being offered the promise of good paying jobs to build gas chambers. Gas chambers that will ultimately be used to murder our own children and grandchildren and exterminate thousands of other species on this planet. Do we really want these kinds of jobs and boost to our State economy? Thank you,

Carlo Voli 9605 239th St SW Edmonds, WA 98020