Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001801 

Received: 11/1/2013 10:08:00 AM
Commenter: Les Davis
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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
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Submission Text
From:davisfamily_2007@hotmail.com Sent:Friday, November 01, 2013 10:08 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium's coal export scoping
I appreciate the agencies offering this opportunity to comment on Millennium Bulk Terminals scoping. The port at Longview will bring many good paying jobs to Washington and will encourage the development of our natural resources nationwide, helping to lift us out of our current nationwide economic depression. Additionally, allowing this project to proceed will make our country stronger, and as you know most current laws and regulations have only reduced our countries stance as a global force. Coal should not be considered toxic especially in regards to the elements / minerals contained in coal. Please note the soil samples reported by Oregon DEQ during the Boardman coal terminal hearings, all contain naturally occurring amounts of mercury, arsenic, selenium, etc. higher than what is found in western U.S. coal. There the study showed that exiting natural dirt was more toxic than western coal. Our country is in a critically important place economically and I believe that what we accomplish over the next several years will either help or hinder our economic recovery. Without a doubt this proposal will help our recovery. Thank you for beginning the scoping process. Sincerely, Les Davis davisfamily_2007@hotmail.com