Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001675 

Received: 10/28/2013 9:50:00 AM
Commenter: Adam Brewer

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:Monday, October 28, 2013 9:50 AM Subject:Comment on Millennium's coal export project
The Millennium Bulk Terminals will bring jobs and stability to Cowlitz County. There isn't one thing that can do more good for these United States than job creation. Export projects can easily contribute to the economic recovery of this nation and this project is ready to make that happen. These trains are no different than the coal cars we've transported through our country for many decades. I've seen hundreds of coal trains steam by and not a single one was leaving a cloud of black dust. It is a fact that trains are far and away better for the environment than trucks, yet I hear no complaints about semi tractors bringing luxuries to retail stores. The simple truth is, coal is one of the most efficient ways to bring electricity to you, me, and those underprivileged people all around the world. In reality, not one ton more of coal will be used globally because of U.S. exports, and the net gain in greenhouse gas emissions is insignificant. If we don't build these terminals, energy suppliers will just look elsewhere for their supply. Profit isn't a dirty word. Profit drives the world. I can't think of one good reason why this port shouldn't move forward. I hope my comments will be considered and added to those of others asking for approval of this great project. Sincerely, Adam Brewer