Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000259 

Received: 9/14/2013 8:11:00 AM
Commenter: Keith Gardner

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 Sent:Saturday, September 14, 2013 8:11 AM Subject:Cowlitz County EIS

I'm writing in support of Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export terminal in southwest Washington. I recommend you move forward with the environmental study, which will create jobs and economic benefit for a wide region.

Ecology should defer to the federal government for environmental review and permit decisions for issues that pertain to or would affect interstate commerce, such as rail capacity. Ultimately, global warming and the impact of fossil fuels on the environment are national government and international government to government issues and should not be considered in a local development EIS.

I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to submit these comments on the scoping. Let's get this project moving forward so there are more good-paying jobs in the U.S.A.

We export logs, grain, corn, and many other things to help feed the world. If they need power to help process our other exports why not? Why export jobs from Longview to Canada?

Sincerely, Keith Gardner Keith Gardner