Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000332 

Received: 9/19/2013 6:44:00 PM
Commenter: Chuck Little
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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:chuck@local121.org Sent:Thursday, September 19, 2013 6:44 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Comments for Env. Impact Statement on coal export

Thank you for this opportunity to voice my support of Millennium Bulk Terminals - Longview project. This port will benefit the economy of the region, and that of the nation.

The scoping decision should focus on the probable significant adverse impacts proximately caused by the proposal, not on speculation of impacts outside the regulatory purview of the agencies. The state agency will look at feasible mitigation measures, but they need to be limited to potential alternatives that can feasibility attain the owner's objectives at a lower environmental cost. In addition, the scoping report will require that the EIS examine the effect of existing local, state and federal regulation on mitigating probable significant adverse impacts of the proposal. In this regard, the EIS should be used to eliminate from analysis insignificant impacts and not waste time and money studying GHG from the use of coal and nationwide rail capacity, or other impacts not proximately caused by the proposal.

So let's get moving as quickly as possible to make this project happen. It's what's best for Washington, and best for our economy and tax base.

Sincerely, Chuck Little chuck@local121.org