Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001883 

Received: 10/31/2013 2:09:00 PM
Commenter: Todd Tackett
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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:ttackett@elkcoal.com Sent:Thursday, October 31, 2013 2:09 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium Project scoping
Please begin the environmental study for Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export facility. There are many benefits of the project that the community is waiting for. When considering the extent of the EIS, we should keep it to what is actually affected - Millennium Bulk Terminals site in Cowlitz County. These trains are no different than the coal cars we've transported through our state for many decades. In reality, not one ton more of coal will be used globally because of U.S. exports, and the net gain in greenhouse gas emissions is insignificant. If we don't build these terminals, energy suppliers will just look elsewhere for their supply! This is an important project that will provide a vital role in boosting the economy and one that should be allowed to proceed in as quick of a manner as possible. Sincerely, Todd Tackett ttackett@elkcoal.com