Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001817 

Received: 10/31/2013 6:49:00 PM
Commenter: Michael Barron

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 6:49 PM Subject:Millennium's coal export scoping
Thank you for this opportunity to voice my support of Millennium Bulk Terminals - Longview project. This port will benefit the economy of the region, and that of the nation. Ecology should study train traffic consistent with the SEPA reviews for other recent terminal projects that increased rail traffic. Ecology should study greenhouse gas emissions for the Millennium project consistent with its approach for other SEPA reviews. Millennium already handles coal at their site, and they have done so for more than 70 years. This is not a broad departure from current industrial uses and should be treated as such. I believe they are a good neighbor and their environmental review should be treated like every other commodity down at the Port of Longview. We need more good corporate citizens in Longview. 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, Michael Barron