Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000741 

Received: 10/1/2013 8:50:00 PM
Commenter: Jon Jones

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, October 01, 2013 8:50 PM Subject:Comment on Millennium's coal export project
Let's get moving on the Longview coal export terminal! This project has been on hold for over a year and a half awaiting study. These environmental studies need to get moving. The EIS should not attempt to analyze impacts attributed to the movement of a product in commerce along major rail transportation corridors. Transportation of coal by rail from mines in Wyoming, Montana and elsewhere to Longview will make use of existing rail transportation infrastructure that is part of a nationwide commercial transportation system. Further, rail traffic across Washington remains well below levels seen in 2006 and before. The railroad companies are in the business of managing rail capacity and don't need to be told how to run its business. I can't think of one good reason why this port shouldn't move forward. I hope my comments will be considered and added to those of others asking for approval of this great project. Sincerely, Jon Jones