Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001862 

Received: 10/28/2013 8:03:00 AM
Commenter: Ryan Ewer
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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:rewer@selwaycorp.com Sent:Monday, October 28, 2013 8:03 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Scoping for Millennium's coal export
Millennium Bulk Terminals has proposed a coal export terminal at Longview that is both environmentally-sound and economically beneficial. I ask that you approve this project and the environmental study without delay. Cowlitz County has a chronically high unemployment rate. There are environmental impacts of building trades and longshore workers having to travel as far as the Port of Seattle for work on a daily basis, instead of going to a job at Millennium. The impacts and air emissions related to no longer commuting to Seattle and Portland for work should be noted as an environmental benefit of the project. Millennium Bulk Terminals has done a great deal to assure that environmental protections are put in place for its proposed import/export terminal. I see Millennium as being an asset to the surrounding communities and the economic outlook of our nation as a whole. Please see that this project is allowed to proceed. Sincerely, Ryan Ewer Ryan Ewer rewer@selwaycorp.com