Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001802 

Received: 10/30/2013 7:51:00 PM
Commenter: Loren Koistinen
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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:lorenk@Tapaniplumbing.com Sent:Wednesday, October 30, 2013 7:51 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium's coal export terminal EIS
Americans urgently need jobs and Millennium Bulk Terminals is ready to provide them. Please approve a reasonable project scope for the environmental study and help get Americans back to work. Unlike many port operations, Millennium occupies a location without immediate residential neighborhoods, AND it is an existing brownfield site. The EIS should acknowledge that alternate locations do not exist for situating an export coal facility with the necessary water and rail access but without "gentrification impacts" from existing or potential residential development at an exiting brownfield site along the Columbia River. I applaud the agencies work on this permit process. The results will provide a more-than thorough "hard look" at the possible impacts of the Millennium Project in Longview which is needed to keep things moving ahead. Thank you. Sincerely, Loren Koistinen lorenk@Tapaniplumbing.com