Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001792 

Received: 10/31/2013 2:14:00 PM
Commenter: Joseph Fielder
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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:Joe@americacoal.com Sent:Thursday, October 31, 2013 2:14 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Scoping for Millennium's coal export
It's with great enthusiasm that I write today urging timely study of the environmental study that will get Millennium Bulk Terminals port off the ground and under construction. We need the jobs this terminal will provide. Current world markets and decision in East Asia re capital allocation over the last decade demonstrate that American coal exports are not necessary to, nor causally-related to, decisions in China, Korea or Japan to build coal-fueled power generation capacity. Therefore whatever impacts do occur from transporting such coal should be analyzed in the No Action alternative section, since the impacts will occur regardless of Corps and Ecology decisions to grant permits for construction of the project-specific docks and terminals in question. I can't think of one good reason why this port shouldn't move forward. I hope my comments will be considered and added to those of others asking for approval of this great project. Sincerely, joseph fielder Joe@americacoal.com