Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001522 

Received: 10/16/2013 11:43:00 AM
Commenter: Rollie Dawson
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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:rollie.dawson@lewisbuilds.com Sent:Wednesday, October 16, 2013 11:43 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Support for Longview/EIS comment
Thank you for the opportunity to contribute to the comments for the Millennium Bulk Terminals Longview scoping. I support this project and hope to see it up and running as soon as possible. Basic economic principles already tells us that not one ton more of coal will be used globally because of exports at Millennium; supply routes have no effect on demand. Moreover, the history of US use of PBR coal indicates that the use of PBR coal in coal based energy countries will result in a reduction of net GHG given the lower sulfur and other lower GHG emission characteristics of PBR coal; thus, the net gain in greenhouse gas emissions is insignificant. Keep it realistic. Keep it local. Millennium Bulk Terminals scoping should be thorough but held to the same standards as any other port proposal. We need to do everything we can to strengthen and grow the economy of Washington and the west in general. The project proposed will do just that. Thank you. Sincerely, Rollie Dawson Partner Lease Crutcher Lewis Energy Services Rollie Dawson rollie.dawson@lewisbuilds.com