Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000084 

Received: 9/16/2013 6:08:00 PM
Commenter: Mike Hayden
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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:mbhayden@tds.net Sent:Monday, September 16, 2013 6:08 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Scoping comments on Millennium Bulk Terminals

I appreciate the agencies offering this opportunity to comment on Millennium Bulk Terminals scoping. The port at Longview will bring many good paying jobs to Washington and will encourage the development of our natural resources nationwide, helping to lift us out of our current nationwide economic depression.

Basic economic principles already tells us that not one ton more of coal will be used globally because of exports at Millennium; supply routes have no effect on demand. Moreover, the history of US use of PBR coal indicates that the use of PBR coal in coal based energy countries will result in a reduction of net GHG given the lower sulfur and other lower GHG emission characteristics of PBR coal; thus, the net gain in greenhouse gas emissions is insignificant. Keep it realistic. Keep it local.

The agencies are doing a great job of evaluating Millennium Bulk Terminals port proposal. I am convinced that this project's permit should move forward without further delay.

Sincerely,Mike Hayden MICHEAL R HAYDEN mbhayden@tds.net