Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001783 

Received: 11/1/2013 2:13:00 PM
Commenter: John Baird
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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:JBAIRD@ARCHCOAL.COM Sent:Friday, November 01, 2013 2:13 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium Bulk Terminals' Longview Port
I'm writing in support of Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export terminal in southwest Washington. I recommend you move forward with the environmental study, which will create jobs and economic benefit for a wide region. 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. This proposal will see that jobs are returned, the local and regional economy is stimulated, tax revenues are increased, and environmental standards are maintained. This is what Cowlitz County needs in our present economy. Please move the scoping process along as soon as possible. Sincerely, John JOHN BAIRD JBAIRD@ARCHCOAL.COM