Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000246 

Received: 9/13/2013 6:29:00 PM
Commenter: John Grigsby
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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:jagrigsb66@gmail.com Sent:Friday, September 13, 2013 6:29 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium Bulk Terminals scoping

Our economy and our families are suffering. We can do something about this by supporting the proposed port at Longview and completing the environmental study that will put people to work quickly and will keep them gainfully employed for years to come.

Current world markets and decision in East Asia re capital allocation over the last decade demonstrate that American coal exports are not necessary to, nor causally-related to, decisions in China, Korea or Japan to build coal-fueled power generation capacity. Therefore whatever impacts do occur from transporting such coal should be analyzed in the No Action alternative section, since the impacts will occur regardless of Corps and Ecology decisions to grant permits for construction of the project-specific docks and terminals in question.

We hear a lot of opinions about coal, but the reality of the Millennium Project is that it will have state-of-the-art equipment and best of all will bring life back to a site that has been left stagnant for some time. Many of us would love to have the opportunity to spend our entire career in one place. Millennium is offering that to us. Why not take advantage? If people insist "we can do better" then why haven't we?

Sincerely, john grigsby jagrigsb66@gmail.com