Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001779 

Received: 11/1/2013 10:41:00 AM
Commenter: Jessica Loveland
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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:jloveland@archcoal.com Sent:Friday, November 01, 2013 10:41 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium's coal export scoping
Allow me to voice my strong support for the proposed port at Longview. We need to move on with the environmental study as quickly as possible. The neighboring Port of Longview owns 275 acres at Barlow Point. Cowlitz County has long recognized that upgrades to the Reynolds Short Line were desired long before Millennium presented its proposal. To serve the industrial and export terminal areas improvements to the Reynolds short line have been desired with or without Millennium's proposal. The EIS should consider the benefits that would accrue to the Port and industrial users along Industrial Way by improvements made to the rail corridor to support Millennium's export coal facility. 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. Thank you for considering my comments. Sincerely, Jessica jloveland@archcoal.com