Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000054 

Received: 9/18/2013 1:55:00 AM
Commenter: Patrick Christensen
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Agency: Cowlitz County, the Washington Department of Ecology, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
From:jesussabbath7@gmail.com Sent:Wednesday, September 18, 2013 1:55 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:EIS for coal export

The environmental study for the Cowlitz County port should be completed expeditiously. Any American operation that puts people back to work should be supported in these tough economic times.

The scoping decision should ensure that the EIS recognizes the historic ebb and flow of rail traffic, and that the EIS recognizes the role of the railroad and the jurisdiction of the federal government in relation to rail operations. The scoping decision should recognize the operation of the rail system includes all forms of cargo, with or without coal exports as part of the No-Action Alternative. The normal growth of rail commodities and the use of the rail system at full capacity must be assumed as a background condition and/or included as part of the no action alternative.

Thank you for reviewing my comments. This project is deserving of an impartial scope and should not experience further delays.

Sincerely, Patrick Christensen Patrick Christensen jesussabbath7@gmail.com