Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001855 

Received: 11/1/2013 10:03:00 AM
Commenter: Robert Wagner
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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:roberttwagner@gmail.com Sent:Friday, November 01, 2013 10:03 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium's coal export scoping
Americans urgently need jobs and Millennium Bulk Terminals is ready to provide them. Please approve a reasonable project scope for the environmental study and help get Americans back to work. Ecology should defer to the federal government for environmental review and permit decisions for issues that pertain to or would affect interstate commerce, such as rail capacity. Ultimately, global warming and the impact of fossil fuels on the environment are national government and international government to government issues and should not be considered in a local development EIS. The opening of Millennium Bulk Terminals proposed coal export facility will have a significantly positive impact not only on the state of Washington but the entire country. So I not only urge you to keep this permitting process moving forward at an efficient pace, but to also keep the scope within reason. Thank you. Sincerely, Robert Wagner roberttwagner@gmail.com