Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001738 

Received: 11/1/2013 7:45:00 AM
Commenter: Dennis Hatfield

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:Friday, November 01, 2013 7:45 AM Subject:Scoping for Millennium's coal export
Our nation needs to be able to ship products overseas to help us overcome a negative trade deficit -- increasing exports of all products including coal is essential to the USA econonomic future. I recommend you quickly study the Longview port, and that it be approved as soon as possible. The environmental study will clearly outline a plan that works for the benefit of jobs and conservation in Washington and that will deliver a commodity that is in demand by the worldwide electricity market. undefined The opening of Millennium Bulk Terminals proposed coal export facility will have a significantly positive impact not only on the state of Washington but the entire country. So I not only urge you to keep this permitting process moving forward at an efficient pace, but to also keep the scope within reason. Thank you. Sincerely, Dennis Hatfield