Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003071 

Received: 11/13/2013 5:53:00 PM
Commenter: Melissa Manuel
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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:melman@centurytel.net Sent:Wednesday, November 13, 2013 5:53 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium's coal export EIS

Please include my comments as part of the public response to the proposed coal export terminal at Longview. This project should move forward without delay.

Basic economic principles already tells us that not one ton more of coal will be used globally because of exports at Millennium; supply routes have no effect on demand. Moreover, the history of US use of PBR coal indicates that the use of PBR coal in coal based energy countries will result in a reduction of net GHG given the lower sulfur and other lower GHG emission characteristics of PBR coal; thus, the net gain in greenhouse gas emissions is insignificant. Keep it realistic. Keep it local.

Now's the time to utilize trade infrastructure. The Millennium Bulk Terminals project is one step closer to being able to participate in this vital business. Thanks to the agencies for considering my comments.

Sincerely, Melissa Manuel melman@centurytel.net