Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0001198 

Received: 5/26/2016 10:49:28 AM
Commenter: Joel Carlson
State: Washington

Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
The Longview coal hearing made clear the need to very quickly switch to renewable energy with the many good paying jobs it creates. Exporting coal from Longview would only create 15 additional jobs and make our sixth great mass extinction of life on earth due to human caused fossil fuel global warming worse. We see the consequences of this with dying species, drought, floods, extreme heat every day. In the Permian mass extinction 252 million years ago volcanoes in what is now Russia released carbon pollution into the atmosphere resulting in the death of about 95 percent of life on earth. It took ten million years for life on earth to recover. Not only will much of life on earth disappear from our current mass extinction but sea level rise will destroy coastal cities around the world which is home to 600 million people. Failure to act will soon result in an endless feedback loop of methane release and further global warming beyond our control! We must very quickly act now to switch to clean renewable energy, leave global warming fossil fuels in the ground and create the many good paying renewable energy jobs needed in Washington State!