Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000230 

Received: 9/13/2013 3:18:00 PM
Commenter: Addie Ashby
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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:ashfam12@gmail.com Sent:Friday, September 13, 2013 3:18 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Scoping comments on Millennium Bulk Terminals

The environmental study for the Cowlitz County port should be completed expeditiously. Any American operation that puts people back to work should be supported in these tough economic times.

The lead agencies should conduct a local study on our environment. It's unrealistic and unprecedented to conduct a cradle-to-grave EIS that studies the harvesting, development or manufacturing of a product or commodity to and including the end use of the product or commodity. Using the wheat export terminals as an example, the Department of Ecology did not require the study of nationwide rail impacts, nor the end usage of the wheat at its destination.

The opening of Millennium Bulk Terminals proposed coal export facility will have a significantly positive impact not only on the state of Washington but the entire country. So I not only urge you to keep this permitting process moving forward at an efficient pace, but to also keep the scope within reason. Thank you.

Sincerely, Addie Ashby ashfam12@gmail.com