Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001842 

Received: 11/5/2013 9:57:00 AM
Commenter: Randy Blakley

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:Tuesday, November 05, 2013 9:57 AM Subject:Millennium's coal export scoping
Like the rest of the nation, Washington is suffering economically. I wish to voice my support for the proposed port at Millennium because I would like to see more projects like this be successful so that our economy can benefit. Cowlitz County continues to have an unemployment rate higher than the majority of the State of Washington. The EIS should report the positive impacts of both direct and indirect employment. The EIS should not be limited to only negative impacts, when such positive impacts to the economy will be significant to Cowlitz County. The cost of delaying this project through a drawn out permitting process needs to be recognized as a concern. I can't think of one good reason why this port shouldn't move forward. I hope my comments will be considered and added to those of others asking for approval of this great project. Sincerely, Randy Blakley