Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000206 

Received: 9/10/2013 12:09:00 PM
Commenter: Dan 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:dbark1950@gmail.com Sent:Tuesday, September 10, 2013 12:09 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Scoping comments on Millennium Bulk Terminals

Thank you for this opportunity to voice my support of Millennium Bulk Terminals - Longview project. This port will benefit the economy of the region, and that of the nation.

Cowlitz County has a chronically high unemployment rate. There are environmental impacts of building trades and longshore workers having to travel as far as the Port of Seattle for work on a daily basis, instead of going to a job at Millennium. The impacts and air emissions related to no longer commuting to Seattle and Portland for work should be noted as an environmental benefit of the project.

In today's economic climate, the importance of adding a significant amount of family wage jobs should not be taken lightly. Millennium's proposal is showing a commitment to being environmentally responsible, making safety a priority, and helping fuel our economy which is what we need. Please take these things in consideration while deciding the scope of this project. Thank you for your time.

Sincerely, Dan Barker dbark1950@gmail.com