Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001485 

Received: 10/9/2013 8:20:00 PM
Commenter: Janice Dysinger
Organization: 
State: Oregon

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:Janice Dysinger <janice@dysinger.info> Sent:Wednesday, October 09, 2013 8:20 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:New Export Terminal to export products including coal.
Mr./Ms Chairs,
Please do not restrict the access of the export of America's coal. Coal export terminals will add significant economic growth to the Northwest Region. This will add thousands of jobs during their construction of a local port, and add at least 1000 workers while operating. This will bring in over $300 million in economic activity annually and will benefit a variety of producers in the Oregon and surrounding region.
Coal accounts for more than 50% of on-grid additions in the developing world –affordable energy the world uses to heat and light their homes and businesses. This affordable energy will help the world’s poorest people to be brought out of poverty.
Coal from countries outside of the US is not as clean as the low-sulfur Powder River Basin coal from our markets, nor is it mined in accordance with the strict environmental and safety practices that apply to U.S. facilities. We have a responsibility to add this better produced coal product to the world supplies.
New technology and responsible use of our resources is vital to our own economic welfare. Utilizing these resources, through improved sound practices is good for us all. Hiding our head in fear of the environmental lobby will only lead to backward thinking and leave people in developing countries without cleanly produced coal. The product these poor countries will choose to escape poverty.
Best Regards,
Janice Dysinger
Gresham, OR 97080