Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001757 

Received: 10/31/2013 12:53:00 PM
Commenter: Gary Leaming
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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:gleaming@bowieresources.com Sent:Thursday, October 31, 2013 12:53 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium's coal export project
Americans urgently need jobs and Millennium Bulk Terminals is ready to provide them. Please approve a reasonable project scope for the environmental study and help get Americans back to work. The EIS should not attempt to analyze impacts attributed to the movement of a product in commerce along major rail transportation corridors. Transportation of coal by rail from mines in Wyoming, Montana and elsewhere to Longview will make use of existing rail transportation infrastructure that is part of a nationwide commercial transportation system. Further, rail traffic across Washington remains well below levels seen in 2006 and before. The railroad companies are in the business of managing rail capacity and don't need to be told how to run its business. This project will create additional revenue for a state that, like many others, can really use the economic boost. Through the entire construction process it will employ a significant amount of people and go a long way toward revitalizing Washington. I feel we should make this coal export terminal a reality. Rather than shutting down American and stopping things that have made us great, let's continue to search for improved solutions to products and services that have proven their worth without needing government subsidy. Thank you for considering my comments. Sincerely, Gary Leaming Gary gleaming@bowieresources.com