Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0002418 

Received: 6/9/2016 6:22:32 PM
Commenter: Chesley Blevins

Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
Coal is safely mined, transported and used all over this planet. This export terminal is not a major departure from past environmentally sound practices ongoing for years. Nor should mining, transport and utilization be viewed incorrectly as creating any measurable risk to the environment, including climate change. The science simply does not support any measurable impact from the proposed operations. This draft EIS is exhaustive and, in fact, may be overreaching. For instance, because the proposal is a terminal proposal, the use of the bulk commodity by a third party is a superseding and intervening cause to the combustion of coal. As a result of these superseding causes, the construction and operation of the terminal is not a proximate cause of the combustion of coal. This review should not be a political tool! This is an important project that will provide a vital role in boosting the economy and one that should be allowed to proceed in as quick of a manner as possible. Hamstringing the recovery and transport of a vital and valuable United States energy resource, with the jobs and economic benefits flowing with that, should not be condoned.