Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001764 

Received: 11/3/2013 8:55:00 AM
Commenter: Gregory Seals
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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:tjarkj4@yahoo.com Sent:Sunday, November 03, 2013 8:55 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Longview Port
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. Millennium Bulk Terminals has done a great deal to assure that environmental protections are put in place for its proposed import/export terminal. I see Millennium as being an asset to the surrounding communities and the economic outlook of our nation as a whole. Please see that this project is allowed to proceed. Sincerely,greg seals gregory seals tjarkj4@yahoo.com