Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0000371
Received: 5/15/2016 5:41:37 PM
Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Your DEIS states that it is important to identify and reduce greenhouse gases. I really don't understand how you can say that this source of coal is going to reduce greenhouse gases by displacing other sources of dirtier energy. Everyone who has the green light to mine and export coal will do so until there is no one left who is willing to buy it. Even if you can find evidence that this coal will displace "dirtier" sources of fossil fuels, what makes you think that those other sources won't be sold elsewhere or sold as new demands for cheap energy arise?
We are only increasing our population and industry globally, and demand for energy will only increase. Providing more coal to the global market is sure to increase greenhouse gases. It is a fantasy to think that providing "cleaner" coal is going to keep "dirtier" fuels in the ground. We need to transition to clean, renewable sources of energy ASAP. You are only putting off onto future generations this inevitable transition and making the environment more inhospitable in the process.