Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000211 

Received: 9/10/2013 3:49:00 PM
Commenter: J. Brent Moore
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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:b.moore@aecoal.com Sent:Tuesday, September 10, 2013 3:49 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:EIS - Millennium

Please begin the environmental study for Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export facility. There are many benefits of the project that the community is waiting for.

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.

Thank you for reviewing my comments. This project is deserving of an impartial scope and should not experience further delays.

Sincerely, J. Brent Moore b.moore@aecoal.com