Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000078 

Received: 9/17/2013 1:23:00 PM
Commenter: Darlene Holmes
State: Washington

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 Sent:Tuesday, September 17, 2013 1:23 PM Subject:Fairly Review the Millennium Bulk Terminals

Darlene Holmes 479 Carlon Loop Rd Longview, WA 98632-9601

September 17, 2013

The Honorable Millennium Bulk Terminal EIS

Dear null EIS:

As a supporter of the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals in Cowlitz County, I encourage you to complete the environment impact statement process based on the same federal and state environmental regulations that have been protecting our region for years.

This project should be reviewed using the same standards and timelines that have been utilized by other bulk commodity terminals in Washington. An extensive study scope beyond the project area has not been required by other bulk terminals and is not warranted for this project. This is a brownfield site that needs redevelopment.

This proposed export terminal project presents Cowlitz County with an incredible opportunity to strengthen its economy and improve our region's quality of life in an environmentally responsible way. We can - and must - grow the economy and protect the environment at the same time.

This project will create thousands of family-wage jobs for local tradespeople. As our region's economy continues to struggle, it is essential not to over- regulate or delay the approval process of this project.

I urge you to not stand in the way of creating new, much-needed Northwest jobs and strengthening our economy through increased exports by completing this environmental impact statement in a fair and expedient manner.


Darlene Holmes