Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001881 

Received: 11/1/2013 11:58:00 AM
Commenter: Tim Slone
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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:tslone@archcoal.com Sent:Friday, November 01, 2013 11:58 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Comments for Env. Impact Statement on coal export
The environmental study for the Cowlitz County port should be completed expeditiously. Any American operation that puts people back to work should be supported in these tough economic times. 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. I applaud the agencies work on this permit process. The results will provide a more-than thorough "hard look" at the possible impacts of the Millennium Project in Longview which is needed to keep things moving ahead. Thank you. Sincerely, Tim Slone Tim Slone tslone@archcoal.com