Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001747 

Received: 10/31/2013 2:20:00 PM
Commenter: Doug Nolte

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:Thursday, October 31, 2013 2:20 PM Subject:EIS for coal export
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. The neighboring Port of Longview owns 275 acres at Barlow Point. Cowlitz County has long recognized that upgrades to the Reynolds Short Line were desired long before Millennium presented its proposal. To serve the industrial and export terminal areas improvements to the Reynolds short line have been desired with or without Millennium's proposal. The EIS should consider the benefits that would accrue to the Port and industrial users along Industrial Way by improvements made to the rail corridor to support Millennium's export coal facility. The growing worldwide trade market needs an accessible, dependable, and conscientious facility to conduct business. I appreciate the planning Millennium Bulk Terminals has exhibited in its proposal for the project in Longview and wish to thank the agencies for its consideration in moving this project forward. Please allow the Millineum bulk Terminal to be built as requested. Washington should look to other states such as Wyoming to see that allowing energy related industry is not detrimental to progress but rather a huge financial benefit to the States revenue. Contrary to the current mantra that all industry is bad -- Industry when monitored for environmental compliance is what allows the US to not become a 3rd world country. Sincerely, Doug Nolte Doug Nolte