Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0000372
Received: 5/15/2016 5:59:22 PM
Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Recently, a judge in the King County Superior Court ruled that future generations have a right under the public trust doctrine to a healthful and pleasant environment, including a stable climate. The Department of Ecology should be well aware of this ruling, as it was directed at them. Ecology has the right to take bold moves on behalf of future generations, and a good step in that direction is NOT going ahead with the plan for this coal export terminal.
We act selfishly. We drive our cars, we waste, over-consume, and indulge ourselves without a thought to what will be left for populations at the end of this century to deal with. Mining 44 million tons of coal annually from our earth and getting it to Asia alone will produce how many tons of greenhouse gases? Then add in the burning of that fuel!
We must act responsibly and realize that our time here is short. We must think of those who will come after us -- we owe it to them to make the hard decisions now. No action on this terminal.