Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001510 

Received: 10/8/2013 12:36:00 PM
Commenter: Michael Egan

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 08, 2013 12:36 PM Subject:Millennium Bulk Terminals' Longview Port
Our economy and our families are suffering. We can do something about this by supporting the proposed port at Longview and completing the environmental study that will put people to work quickly and will keep them gainfully employed for years to come. When the trains are loaded in Montana, Millennium puts a liquid coverââ‚”like a glueââ‚”on top of the cars. This eliminates a lot of the coal dust that would normally come off of train cars. Environmental reports have already been done for many of the shipping processes. These reports should be relied upon and incorporated into the EIS for Millennium's proposal. Don't feel like you need to recreate the wheel and further delay much-needed private investment! Remember what matters and keep the focus local! The absence of this project in combination with a decrease in coal-fired electrical production in the U.S. will unilaterally impact the competitiveness of the U.S. in manufacturing and other electrical dependent industries. The consequences of not approving this port facility to local coal mining communities in Montana, Wyoming, Utah, North Dakota and Colorado will be severe. In today's economic climate, the importance of adding a significant amount of family wage jobs should not be taken lightly. Millennium's proposal is showing a commitment to being environmentally responsible, making safety a priority, and helping fuel our economy which is what we need. Please take these things in consideration while deciding the scope of this project. Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Michael Egan