Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001397 

Received: 9/24/2013 11:55:00 PM
Commenter: Alene Lindstrand

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 24, 2013 11:55 PM Subject:Millennium's coal export terminal EIS
I support the Millennium terminal, because it will bring the new investments needed to grow our trade industry and protect the 40% of Washington jobs dependent on trade. . The investments from the terminals will benefit agriculture, timber and other products in addition to coal, opening up new markets for Washington industries. . Direct benefit of 12,000 jobs, $800 million in wages, and over $140 million in tax revenue from the combined proposals. . I am opposed to the broad, unfocused, and unachievable global review the state has proposed for similar projects recently. . Washington is putting its primary economic activity - trade - in jeopardy across multiple industries. To protect our economy and minimize the potential damage to trade investment, we urge you to adopt an individualized, project specific review for the Millennium terminal. . We are setting the expectation that airplanes, ag products, timber, and any product with a potential impact of any kind should be evaluated globally. In a trade dependent state, that is nothing short of disastrous. . The energy needs of developing countries aren't going away, and without these projects, they will be met by dirtier sources of energy from countries with weak environmental policies. . This project has been on hold for over a year and a half awaiting study. It's time to get moving! There are many more positive things to say about this project moving forward but enough time is being wasted on this already. The DOE is being ridiculous! The economy needs JOBS. What is not to like? Sincerely, Alene Lindstrand