Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001814 

Received: 11/4/2013 9:28:00 AM
Commenter: Matt Meeuwsen
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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:mtmeeuwsen@wisconsinpublicservice.com Sent:Monday, November 04, 2013 9:28 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium's coal export scoping
The environmental study for the Cowlitz County port should be completed expeditiously. Any American operation that puts people back to work should be supported in these tough economic times. Cowlitz County has a surplus of industrial sites which impedes the development of the Reynolds Smelter site (due to cost of remediating and redeveloping a brownfield site). The "no action" alternative should consider the negative impact an underutilized site has on other potential sites specifically including the City of Longview's Mint Farm industrial park. The important thing is that the concerns people have of the proposed project that Millennium Bulk Terminals is offering will be addressed responsibly. Exporting at Millennium is needed now to bring a tremendous amount of good paying jobs and increase tax revenue to the local area. I ask that you keep the permitting process at an expeditious manner. Thank you. Sincerely, matt meeuwsen mtmeeuwsen@wisconsinpublicservice.com