Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003002 

Received: 11/13/2013 7:27:00 PM
Commenter: Paul Deis

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 Sent:Wednesday, November 13, 2013 7:27 PM Subject:Millennium

We DEMAND you immediately begin the environmental study for Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export facility. There are many benefits of the project that the community is waiting for.

Any analysis premised on the anticipated behavior of global coal markets should be beyond the scope of this EIS. The EIS scope should not include any impacts from the use of coal in Asia or elsewhere. Any attempt to analyze impacts from exported coal use would necessarily be based on the assumption that exporting coal from a new Longview terminal would result in an incrementally greater coal use overseas. Coal is an abundant commodity that moves freely in a global market. Asian economies consumed over 5 billion tons of coal in 2012 without any exports through Washington ports. Additional supplies to feed that market are coming on line from Australia, Indonesia, South America and Mongolia, and domestic supplies in China are becoming more readily available. Assuming that incrementally new GHG releases will result from some portion, or all, of future coal exports from a new terminal in Longview Washington that, at maximum capacity, would amount to less than 1% of Asian coal use, requires a degree of speculation that is not permissible under SEPA or NEPA.

This proposal will see that jobs are returned, the local and regional economy is stimulated, tax revenues are increased, and environmental standards are maintained. This is what Cowlitz County needs in our present economy. Move the scoping process along as soon as possible.

We are watching your actions on this matter very, very closely and making our voting decisions based upon them. And believe us when we say that at the next election "We the People" will remember how you voted.

Proud to be on Osama'bama-bin-lyin's 'enemies,' 'attack watch' and 'kill' lists.

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Unrepresented by yours and the views of your big-money donors' extreme wacko radical far- leftist LIE-beral political agenda, Hon. & Mrs. Paul Deis, Esq. III