Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000274 

Received: 9/17/2013 3:26:00 PM
Commenter: Jill Nelson

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:Tuesday, September 17, 2013 3:26 PM Subject:Millennium's coal export EIS

Like the rest of the nation, Washington is suffering economically. I wish to voice my support for the proposed port at Millennium because I would like to see more projects like this be successful so that our economy can benefit.

During a recent industry conference, I learned that the lead agencies were considering conducting an EIS that extended from the mine along the rail lines to the port. Why is this being done? Coal along with several other "natural" commodities have been transported across this country for decades, from the mines in Wyoming into power plants in the deep south, for instance. No consequences have developed so why now? Do we really want to kill all industry within this country? First coal, then what is next? There will be no stopping once a crazy approach is made.

The scoping to evaluate Millennium Bulk Terminals proposed Longview project should be kept within reason. This plan will be a positive economic stimulus for local businesses and other retail businesses. Please move forward with the process in a timely manner. It's the fair thing to do and the sane thing to do.

Sincerely, Jill Nelson