Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000239 

Received: 9/13/2013 3:19:00 PM
Commenter: Patricia 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:pdashby21@gmail.com Sent:Friday, September 13, 2013 3:19 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium's coal export comments

I would like to add my support to the proposed port at Longview and ask that the environmental study proceed rapidly.

The EIS should acknowledge that Millennium is situated in a "heavy industrial" zone. If not developed as a coal export facility its development will have similar impacts in terms of rail impacts and possibly more negative impacts in terms of road congestion and/or emissions if developed into a manufacturing facility.

Now's the time to utilize trade infrastructure. The Millennium Bulk Terminals project is one step closer to being able to participate in this vital business. Thanks to the agencies for considering my comments.

Sincerely, Patricia Ashby pdashby21@gmail.com