Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000093 

Received: 9/18/2013 9:36:00 PM
Commenter: James Southard
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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
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Submission Text
From:Ajsouthard@hotmail.com Sent:Wednesday, September 18, 2013 9:36 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Comment on Millennium's coal export project

I support American jobs in the trade industry and ask that Millennium Bulk Terminals be moved forward in a timely manner.

Ecology should study train traffic consistent with the SEPA reviews for other recent terminal projects that increased rail traffic. Ecology should study greenhouse gas emissions for the Millennium project consistent with its approach for other SEPA reviews. Millennium already handles coal at their site, and they have done so for more than 70 years. This is not a broad departure from current industrial uses and should be treated as such. I believe they are a good neighbor and their environmental review should be treated like every other commodity down at the Port of Longview. We need more good corporate citizens in Longview.

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.

James Southard Ajsouthard @hotmail.com