Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001812 

Received: 11/1/2013 10:47:00 AM
Commenter: Mary Mabe
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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:bmabe@archcoal.com Sent:Friday, November 01, 2013 10:47 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium's coal export EIS
I'm writing in support of Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export terminal in southwest Washington. I recommend you move forward with the environmental study, which will create jobs and economic benefit for a wide region. When the trains are loaded in Montana, Millennium puts a liquid coverâ??like a glueâ??on top of the cars. This eliminates a lot of the coal dust that would normally come off of train cars. Environmental reports have already been done for many of the shipping processes. These reports should be relied upon and incorporated into the EIS for Millennium's proposal. Don't feel like you need to recreate the wheel and further delay much-needed private investment! Remember what matters and keep the focus local! The co-lead agencies are presenting an excellent scoping process. I urge them to proceed promptly with a Draft Environmental Impact Statement that allows Millennium Bulk Terminals to become one step closer to building, hiring, and exporting. Under this scenario good paying jobs will come to a community in need. Not only will the local but the regional economy will reap the benefits. Please do the right thing and make this project a reality. Sincerely, Mary Mabe bmabe@archcoal.com