Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000174 

Received: 9/9/2013 5:16:00 PM
Commenter: Michelle Alward

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:Monday, September 09, 2013 5:16 PM Subject:Millennium Bulk Terminals

I would like to add my support to the proposed export terminal in Longview and ask that the environmental study proceed rapidly.

Unlike many port operations, Millennium occupies a location without immediate residential neighborhoods, AND it is an existing brownfield site. The EIS should acknowledge that alternate locations do not exist for situating an export coal facility with the necessary water and rail access.

This proposal will see that jobs are returned, the local and regional economy is stimulated, tax revenues are increased, and environmental standards are maintained. This is what Cowlitz County needs in our present economy. Please move the scoping process along as soon as possible.

Sincerely, Michelle Alward