Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001748 

Received: 11/4/2013 11:14:00 AM
Commenter: Doyl Fritz

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:Monday, November 04, 2013 11:14 AM Subject:Longview Project scoping
Millennium Bulk Terminals has proposed a coal export terminal at Longview that is environmentally-sound and economically beneficial. I ask that you approve this project and the environmental study without delay. The EIS should acknowledge that Millennium is situated in a "heavy industrial" zone. If not developed as a coal export facility its development will have similar impacts in terms of rail impacts and possibly more negative impacts in terms of road congestion and/or emissions if developed into a manufacturing facility. This proposal will assure that employment opportunities are returned, the local and regional economy is stimulated, tax revenues are increased, and environmental standards are not sacrificed. This is what Cowlitz County needs in this sagging present economy. Please move the scoping process along as soon as possible. Sincerely, Doyl Fritz Doyl Fritz