Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001513 

Received: 10/8/2013 7:18:00 PM
Commenter: Mike Hoban
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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
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Submission Text
From:mkhoban@hotmail.com Sent:Tuesday, October 08, 2013 7:18 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:EIS for coal export
The environmental study for the Cowlitz County port should be completed expeditiously. Any American operation that puts people back to work should be supported in these tough economic times. The neighboring Port of Longview owns 275 acres at Barlow Point. Cowlitz County has long recognized that upgrades to the Reynolds Short Line were desired long before Millennium presented its proposal. To serve the industrial and export terminal areas improvements to the Reynolds short line have been desired with or without Millennium's proposal. The EIS should consider the benefits that would accrue to the Port and industrial users along Industrial Way by improvements made to the rail corridor to support Millennium's export coal facility. Our country is in a critically important place economically and I believe that what we accomplish over the next several years will either help or hinder our economic recovery. Without a doubt this proposal will help our recovery. Thank you for beginning the scoping process. Help put taxpayers to work. Until there is an more eco-friendly, efficient alternative to use of coal - keep our citizens employed in the coal industry. Sincerely, Mike Hoban mkhoban@hotmail.com