Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001710 

Received: 11/1/2013 10:08:00 AM
Commenter: Charles Dunbar
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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:cdunbar@archcoal.com Sent:Friday, November 01, 2013 10:08 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium Bulk Terminals' Longview Port
Our economy and our families are suffering. We can do something about this by supporting the proposed port at Longview and completing the environmental study that will put people to work quickly and will keep them gainfully employed for years to come. Ecology should defer to the federal government for environmental review and permit decisions for issues that pertain to or would affect interstate commerce, such as rail capacity. Ultimately, global warming and the impact of fossil fuels on the environment are national government and international government to government issues and should not be considered in a local development EIS. As you well know, an EIS is supposed to take a "hard look at environmental consequences" and reach a decision based on the facts presented. The scope of this document should be limited to the immediate impacted areas so we can keep moving forward. Hundreds of people with families are not only waiting but depending on having the security of a long-term, good-paying job. Sincerely, Charles Dunbar Charles Dunbar cdunbar@archcoal.com