Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001663 

Received: 10/23/2013 8:28:00 AM
Commenter: Teresa Wilson

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 Sent:Wednesday, October 23, 2013 8:28 AM Subject:EIS for coal export
I support American jobs in the trade industry and ask that Millennium Bulk Terminals be moved forward in a timely manner. 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. Congratulations on starting the first stage to developing a Draft Environmental Impact Statement. I'm certain the scope will clearly outline a project deserving support. Thank you for accepting public comment in this matter. I hope this project can commence in short order. Sincerely, Teresa Wilson teresa wilson