Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001865 

Received: 10/31/2013 1:23:00 PM
Commenter: Stephen Hinkemeyer
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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
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Submission Text
From:steve@trappermine.com Sent:Thursday, October 31, 2013 1:23 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium's coal export terminal EIS
I recommend you quickly study the Longview port, and that it be approved as soon as possible. The environmental study will clearly outline a plan that works for the benefit of jobs and conservation in Washington and that will deliver a commodity that is in demand by the worldwide electricity market. Unlike many port operations, Millennium occupies a location without immediate residential neighborhoods, AND it is an existing brownfield site. The EIS should acknowledge that alternate locations do not exist for situating an export coal facility with the necessary water and rail access but without "gentrification impacts" from existing or potential residential development at an exiting brownfield site along the Columbia River. This scope is being finely crafted. The progress this port represents should not be hampered. It's time to get folks back to work! Sincerely, Stephen Hinkemeyer steve@trappermine.com