Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001632 

Received: 10/24/2013 6:38:00 PM
Commenter: Jason Harris
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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:jharris_co@yahoo.com Sent:Thursday, October 24, 2013 6:38 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium's coal export EIS
Allow me to voice my strong support for the proposed port at Longview. We need to move on with the environmental study as quickly as possible. Cowlitz County has a surplus of industrial sites which impedes the development of the Reynolds Smelter site (due to cost of remediating and redeveloping a brownfield site). The "no action" alternative should consider the negative impact an underutilized site has on other potential sites specifically including the City of Longview's Mint Farm industrial park. The co-lead agencies are presenting an excellent scoping process. I urge them to proceed promptly with a Draft Environmental Impact Statement that allows Millennium Bulk Terminals to become one step closer to building, hiring, and exporting. Under this scenario good paying jobs will come to a community in need. Not only will the local but the regional economy will reap the benefits. Please do the right thing and make this project a reality. Sincerely, Jason Harris jharris_co@yahoo.com