Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000803 

Received: 10/2/2013 10:59:00 AM
Commenter: Todd Wilson
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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:todd@weatherguardinc.net Sent:Wednesday, October 02, 2013 10:59 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium Bulk Terminals scoping
The Department of Ecology should speedily complete the environmental study for the Millennium Bulk Terminals. Stopping the coal terminal will not stop Asia from importing coal, but it will stop them from using high quality coal mined in the United States. Other suppliers on the market will fill this demand with coal that has increased mercury, sulfur and nitrogen oxides. During the scoping process, officials should consider the fact that not one ton more of coal will be used globally because of this project, and the net gain in greenhouse gas emissions is insignificant. The co-lead agencies are presenting an excellent scoping process. I urge them to proceed promptly with a Draft Environmental Impact Statement that allows Millennium Bulk Terminals to become one step closer to building, hiring, and exporting. Under this scenario good paying jobs will come to a community in need. Not only will the local but the regional economy will reap the benefits. Please do the right thing and make this project a reality. Sincerely, Todd Wilson Todd Wilson todd@weatherguardinc.net