Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000152 

Received: 8/24/2013 11:38:00 AM
Commenter: Joe Plumb
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
From:Joe Plumb <> Sent:Saturday, August 24, 2013 11:38 AM Subject:Docket number 2013-19738: Comment on scope of EIS for Millennium Bulk Terminals Longview LLC Coal Export Terminal

Dear U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, WA Department of Ecology, and Cowlitz County Commission,

I don't see how the diesel fumes and the small amounts of coal dust could impact effect the whole region and economy. The coal dust could be controlled while loading and unloading rail cars During shipment very little dust would impact the region. By blocking shipping and creating employment opportunities In this tough economy is not helping to pull us out of the current markets that we all are facing. Montana and Wyoming are already distressed market places, let's not send these folks to the unemployment lines. The Railroad employment opportunities are great for the economy. There are many jobs, all the way across this shipping region that include at least Four States, the impact would be too great of a loss for the U.S. workers. If you mandated that U.S. Shipping Companies to be the ONLY U.S. Shipping Carriers to be loaded to abroad ports you would be creating hundreds and perhaps thousands of jobs. You would be putting America back to work. Support our Local Unions and put us back to work. Have you noticed that these Criers always have to throw in the Fisheries along the Columbia. We have been using this Channel for shipping since the beginning of Industrial era and the Fisheries are thriving in this region and all along the west coast. I think you should approve Shipping for the American Worker. Put us back to work

Joe Plumb 18024 115th St. N.E. Granite Falls, WA 98252 4253285117