Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001737 

Received: 11/5/2013 10:19:00 AM
Commenter: Delbert Billiter
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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:billiterky@insightbb.com Sent:Tuesday, November 05, 2013 10:19 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium's coal export project scoping
I appreciate the opportunity to add my voice to that of others in supporting the environmental study for the proposed port at Longview. The scoping will present a clear picture of how Millennium Bulk Terminals will proceed in opening and operating this port and the economic, environmental, and social benefits of this project are deserving of approval. Cowlitz County has a chronically high unemployment rate. There are environmental impacts of building trades and longshore workers having to travel as far as the Port of Seattle for work on a daily basis, instead of going to a job at Millennium. The impacts and air emissions related to no longer commuting to Seattle and Portland for work should be noted as an environmental benefit of the project. This scope is being finely crafted. The progress this port represents should not be hampered. It's time to get folks back to work! Sincerely, Delbert Billiter billiterky@insightbb.com