Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001763 

Received: 10/31/2013 1:32:00 PM
Commenter: Greg Hinshaw
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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:geh@zoominternet.net Sent:Thursday, October 31, 2013 1:32 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium's coal export scoping
The Department of Ecology should speedily complete the environmental study for the Millennium Bulk Terminals. Coal exports are a huge opportunity for the Northwest. The infrastructure coal companies are creating will expand trade of all kinds, from apples to software. This was the conclusion of a Farm Bureau Study published in June - that coal export infrastructure will make it cheaper and faster to export goods of all kinds. At a time of increased competition from both West and East Coast ports, Washington needs to seize these opportunities to expand trade and create thousands of family-wage jobs. Regulators should take these economic considerations into account when designing their scope of review. I appreciate the opportunity to add my thoughts to the public comment period. The agencies should proceed to the next phase as quickly as possible. Sincerely, Greg Hinshaw Greg Hinshaw geh@zoominternet.net