Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001624 

Received: 10/23/2013 5:31:00 PM
Commenter: Elizabeth Haeck
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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:liz.haeck@gmail.com Sent:Wednesday, October 23, 2013 5:31 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium Project scoping
Like the rest of the nation, Washington is suffering economically. I wish to voice my support for the proposed port at Millennium because I would like to see more projects like this be successful so that our economy can benefit. Cowlitz County continues to have an unemployment rate higher than the majority of the State of Washington. The EIS should report the positive impacts of both direct and indirect employment. The EIS should not be limited to only negative impacts, when such positive impacts to the economy will be significant to Cowlitz County. The cost of delaying this project through a drawn out permitting process needs to be recognized as a concern. This project will create additional revenue for a state that, like many others, can really use the economic boost. Through the entire construction process it will employ a significant amount of people and go a long way toward revitalizing Washington. I feel we should make this coal export terminal a reality. Thank you for considering my comments. Sincerely, Gary and Elizabeth Haeck Elizabeth Haeck liz.haeck@gmail.com