Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0000681
Received: 5/23/2016 12:22:02 PM
Commenter: Brian Barberi
Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
The trade industry is one of the bright spots in an otherwise bleak economy. Please approve the coal export terminal at Cowlitz County and speed up the permitting process to help get our economy moving again.
Stopping the coal terminal will not stop Asia from importing coal, but it will stop them from using high quality coal mined in the United States. Other suppliers on the market will fill this demand with coal that has increased mercury, sulfur and nitrogen oxides. During the permitting process, officials should remember the fact that not one ton more of coal will be used globally because of this project, and the net gain in greenhouse gas emissions is insignificant.
Thanks again to the agencies for allowing public comment on this important proposal. It should continue to go forward with much enthusiasm.