Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001545 

Received: 10/18/2013 9:00:00 PM
Commenter: Tom Murphy
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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:Mayormurphy@gillettewy.gov Sent:Friday, October 18, 2013 9:00 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium's coal export EIS
Americans urgently need jobs and Millennium Bulk Terminals is ready to provide them. Please approve a reasonable project scope for the environmental study and help get Americans back to work. The scoping decision should ensure that the EIS recognizes the historic ebb and flow of rail traffic, and that the EIS recognizes the role of the railroad and the jurisdiction of the federal government in relation to rail operations. The scoping decision should recognize the operation of the rail system includes all forms of cargo, with or without coal exports as part of the No-Action Alternative. The normal growth of rail commodities and the use of the rail system at full capacity must be assumed as a background condition and/or included as part of the no action alternative. Now's the time to utilize trade infrastructure. The Millennium Bulk Terminals project is one step closer to being able to participate in this vital business. Thanks to the agencies for considering my comments. Sincerely, Tom Murphy Mayormurphy@gillettewy.gov