Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000135 

Received: 9/10/2013 11:39:00 AM
Commenter: Donna Barker
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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:d.barker@aecoal.com Sent:Tuesday, September 10, 2013 11:39 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Longview Port Project

Please consider my comments on the scope of the proposed Cowlitz County coal export terminal. This is an excellent project and one that will bring broad-ranging economic benefits to Washington and to the national economic outlook for years to come.

The EIS should acknowledge that Millennium is situated in a "heavy industrial" zone. If not developed as a coal export facility its development will have similar impacts in terms of rail impacts and possibly more negative impacts in terms of road congestion and/or emissions if developed into a manufacturing facility.

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.

Sincerely, Donna Barker d.barker@aecoal.com