Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0001729 

Received: 6/1/2016 5:22:50 PM
Commenter: Jean Avery
Organization: 
State: Washington

Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
Please deny permits for the Millennium Coal Terminal. One main reason is that it would add dangerous greenhouse gas emissions, which would damage our climate. As you probably know, the Copenhagen climate accord warned that global temperature must not increase beyond two degrees Celsius. According to the draft EIS (Table 5.8-13), the projected changes in temperature in Cowlitz County would increase by 3.8 to 4.3 degrees F. in the near-term and 5.4 to 7.2 degrees F. in the mid-term under moderate- and high-emission scenarios. The numbers speak for themselves: we need to keep coal in the ground.