Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001740 

Received: 10/28/2013 10:57:00 AM
Commenter: Devon Downing
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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:ddowning@selwaycorp.com Sent:Monday, October 28, 2013 10:57 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Comment on Millennium's coal export project
It is with great concern for the environment that I write to ask your support of the Millennium Bulk Terminals proposed Longview coal export project. The pains that have been taken to strike a balance between environmental and economic concerns is impressive. This project is an example of how ports should be developed and I would like to see it move forward without delay. Unlike many port operations, Millennium occupies a location without immediate residential neighborhoods, AND it is an existing brownfield site. The EIS should acknowledge that alternate locations do not exist for situating an export coal facility with the necessary water and rail access but without "gentrification impacts" from existing or potential residential development at an exiting brownfield site along the Columbia River. So let's get moving as quickly as possible to make this project happen. It's what's best for Washington, and best for our economy and tax base. Sincerely, Devon Downing Devon Downing ddowning@selwaycorp.com