Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001808 

Received: 10/31/2013 12:11:00 PM
Commenter: Mark Gilbertson

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 Sent:Thursday, October 31, 2013 12:11 PM Subject:Scoping comments on Millennium Bulk Terminals
I recommend you quickly study the Longview port, and that it be approved as soon as possible. I believe that the goal of providing plentiful, low-cost electrical power to all parts of the world should be a significant driver. There are potential costs, but the immediate benefits to humans that are struggling to survive around the world must be given great weight. The difference between prosperous, rising societies and those that are destitute and dying rests to a great degree on the availability and distribution of affordable electrical power. The neighboring Port of Longview owns 275 acres at Barlow Point. Cowlitz County has long recognized that upgrades to the Reynolds Short Line were desired long before Millennium presented its proposal. To serve the industrial and export terminal areas improvements to the Reynolds short line have been desired with or without Millennium's proposal. The EIS should consider the benefits that would accrue to the Port and industrial users along Industrial Way by improvements made to the rail corridor to support Millennium's export coal facility. Thank you for letting me submit my opinions and show my support for the project. Sincerely, mark Gilbertson Mark Gilbertson