Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001768 

Received: 11/1/2013 10:32:00 AM
Commenter: James Sumner
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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:jsumner@archcoal.com Sent:Friday, November 01, 2013 10:32 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Comments for Env. Impact Statement on coal export
Thank you for the opportunity to submit a comment regarding the scoping for Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export facility. I strongly support the environmental study and the thousands of jobs this project will create. Cowlitz County has a chronically high unemployment rate. There are environmental impacts of building trades and longshore workers having to travel as far as the Port of Seattle for work on a daily basis, instead of going to a job at Millennium. The impacts and air emissions related to no longer commuting to Seattle and Portland for work should be noted as an environmental benefit of the project. 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, James Sumner jsumner@archcoal.com