Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002088 

Received: 11/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Commenter: John Marthaller

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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Sent: Tuesday, November 05, 2013 6:53 PM


Subject: Millennium Bulk Terminals EIS

Allow me to voice my strong support for the proposed port at Longview. We need to move on

with the environmental study as quickly as possible.

Ecology should study train traffic consistent with the SEPA reviews for other recent terminal

projects that increased rail traffic. Ecology should study greenhouse gas emissions for the

Millennium project consistent with its approach for other SEPA reviews. Millennium already

handles coal at their site, and they have done so for more than 70 years. This is not a broad

departure from current industrial uses and should be treated as such. I believe they are a good

neighbor and their environmental review should be treated like every other commodity down at

the Port of Longview. We need more good corporate citizens in Longview.

This proposal will see that jobs are returned, the local and regional economy is stimulated, tax

revenues are increased, and environmental standards are maintained. This is what Cowlitz

County needs in our present economy. Please move the scoping process along as soon as



John Marthaller