Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0000226
Received: 5/10/2016 5:09:25 PM
Commenter: Gary Carlson
State: New Jersey
Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
While the Cowlitz Coal Export Terminal is a local project, it needs to be viewed holistically. Creating a large project to export coal on exacerbates the use of one of the dirtiest fuels on the planet. Additionally, it would be burned in a place with LESS environmental restrictions than in the US and, effectively nullify all of the progress our country has made in cleaning its energy usage.
The US needs to stop sustaining coal use and instead, as part of a national energy policy, move away from it in all forms (including exportation).
WIth thanks for your consideration,