Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000715 

Received: 10/5/2013 1:09:00 PM
Commenter: Ann Makar

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, October 05, 2013 1:09 PM Subject:Comments for Env. Impact Statement on coal export
The trade industry is one of the bright spots in an otherwise bleak economy. Please approve the coal export terminal in Cowlitz County and speed up the environmental study to help get our economy moving again. The neighboring Port of Longview owns 275 acres at Barlow Point. Cowlitz County has long recognized that upgrades to the Reynolds Short Line were desired, long before Millennium presented its proposal. To serve the industrial and export terminal areas, improvements to the Reynolds short line have been desired with or without Millennium's proposal. The EIS should consider the benefits that would accrue to the Port and industrial users along Industrial Way by improvements being made to the rail corridor to support Millennium's export coal facility. 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, Ann Makar