Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001750 

Received: 11/2/2013 6:23:00 AM
Commenter: Fred Johnson
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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
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Submission Text
From:fredjohnson@pillarinnovations.com Sent:Saturday, November 02, 2013 6:23 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium's coal export terminal EIS
I support the Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export terminal in southwest Washington. I recommend you move forward with the environmental study, which will create jobs and economic benefit for a wide region. Are we going to continue down the path to economic ruin or look forward to the future with well managed, environmentally friendly projects? When considering the extent of the EIS, we should keep it to what is actually affected - Millennium Bulk Terminals site in Cowlitz County. These trains are no different than the coal cars we've transported through our state for many decades. In reality, not one ton more of coal will be used globally because of U.S. exports, and the net gain in greenhouse gas emissions is insignificant. If we don't build these terminals, energy suppliers will just look elsewhere for their supply! The scoping to evaluate Millennium Bulk Terminals proposed Longview project should be kept within reason. This plan will be a positive economic stimulus for local businesses and other retail businesses. Please move forward with the process in a timely manner. It's the fair thing to do. Sincerely, Fred Johnson Fred Johnson fredjohnson@pillarinnovations.com