Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000183 

Received: 9/16/2013 12:46:00 PM
Commenter: Roger Oldemar
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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:rogero@aet-pnecorp.com Sent:Monday, September 16, 2013 12:46 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium's coal export comments

It's with great enthusiasm that I write today urging timely study of the environmental study that will get Millennium Bulk Terminals port off the ground and under construction. We need the jobs this terminal will provide.

Cowlitz County continues to have an unemployment rate higher than the majority of the State of Washington. The EIS should report the positive impacts of both direct and indirect employment. The EIS should not be limited to only negative impacts, when such positive impacts to the economy will be significant to Cowlitz County. The cost of delaying this project through a drawn out permitting process needs to be recognized as a concern.

This scope is being finely crafted. The progress this port represents should not be hampered. It's time to get folks back to work!

Regards, R Oldemar rogero@aet-pnecorp.com