Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001752 

Received: 11/1/2013 10:06:00 AM
Commenter: Gabriel Collins
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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:gcollins@archcoal.com Sent:Friday, November 01, 2013 10:06 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Scoping for Millennium's coal export
Please consider my comments on the scope of the proposed Cowlitz County coal export terminal. This is an excellent project and one that will bring broad-ranging economic benefits to Washington and to the national economic outlook for years to come. 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. Thank you for accepting comments for this important proposal. The Millennium project will do a great deal for the economic outlook of this country. Let's get Americans back to work! Sincerely, Gabriel Collins gcollins@archcoal.com