Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001713 

Received: 10/31/2013 2:13:00 PM
Commenter: Chester Scott
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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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From:cscott@coalsource.com Sent:Thursday, October 31, 2013 2:13 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Support for Longview/EIS comment
I appreciate the agencies offering this opportunity to comment on Millennium Bulk Terminals scoping. The port at Longview will bring many good paying jobs to Washington and will encourage the development of our natural resources nationwide, helping to lift us out of our current nationwide economic depression. Coal exports are a huge opportunity for the Northwest. The infrastructure coal companies are creating will expand trade of all kinds, from apples to software. This was the conclusion of a Farm Bureau Study published in June - that coal export infrastructure will make it cheaper and faster to export goods of all kinds. At a time of increased competition from both West and East Coast ports, Washington needs to seize these opportunities to expand trade and create thousands of family-wage jobs. Regulators should take these economic considerations into account when designing their scope of review. 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. Who doesn't want to clean up the sites and make a useful shipping site for American Business. This will be a huge benefit to the environment and several American businesses. Sincerely, C. Crellin Scott Chester Scott cscott@coalsource.com