Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0001756 

Received: 6/2/2016 3:12:10 PM
Commenter: Pamela Allee
Organization: 
State: Oregon

Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
Caving in to this will only dirty our air and subject the mighty Columbia to catastrophic "accidental" pollution and chaos, especially for ships exiting the bar. I have crossed that bar many times over nearly twenty years as a merchant seaman, and even with an experience pilot it must be respected, and never taken for granted. I know you are being told that this is a "jobs versus those dammed enviros" issue, but if we screw up our planet, no one will have a job, no one's children will have a future. Also, in terms of "jobs," while this may seem like an "easy fix" it is not a sustainable one; being forced to create green jobs will bring us the greatest return on a wise investment. Coal is dying, and has been for a few years now. Why sell off a better future for a mess of ashes?