Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0000657 

Received: 5/21/2016 6:22:29 PM
Commenter: Jean Avery
State: Washington

Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
I am concerned about the emissions and the adverse effect on climate change. The draft EIS notes these "unavoidable and significant" adverse impacts to the environment: • “Construction activities would permanently remove terrestrial and aquatic habitats” (page S-27). • “The total net emissions … from 2018 to 2038…would exceed various thresholds that are proposed in federal and state regulations… (page S-38 and S-39). • The climate change impacts resulting from this increase to greenhouse gases would persist for a long period of time … and would be considered permanent (page S-39). • Implementation of proposed mitigation measures (Table S-2) to develop a mitigation plan, reduce emissions, and improve efficiencies would reduce but not eliminate the greenhouse gas emissions attributable to the Proposed Action (page S-39). Please deny permits for the Millennium Bulk coal-export terminal in Longview.