Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001798 

Received: 11/1/2013 2:47:00 PM
Commenter: Kyle Johnson
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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:kjohnson@archcoal.com Sent:Friday, November 01, 2013 2:47 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium's coal export scoping
Allow me to submit my comments regarding Millennium Bulk Terminals proposed port at Longview. I fully support this project. Coal exports are a huge opportunity for the Northwest. The infrastructure coal companies are creating will expand trade of all kinds, from apples to software. This was the conclusion of a Farm Bureau Study published in June - that coal export infrastructure will make it cheaper and faster to export goods of all kinds. At a time of increased competition from both West and East Coast ports, Washington needs to seize these opportunities to expand trade and create thousands of family-wage jobs. Regulators should take these economic considerations into account when designing their scope of review. So let's get moving as quickly as possible to make this project happen. It's what's best for Washington, and best for our economy and tax base. Sincerely, Kyle Johnson kjohnson@archcoal.com