Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002090
Received: 11/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Commenter: Wade Burr
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: Wednesday, November 06, 2013 2:45 PM
Subject: EIS - Millennium
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.
The EIS should not attempt to analyze impacts attributed to the movement of a product in
commerce along major rail transportation corridors. Transportation of coal by rail from mines in
Wyoming, Montana and elsewhere to Longview will make use of existing rail transportation
infrastructure that is part of a nationwide commercial transportation system. Further, rail traffic
across Washington remains well below levels seen in 2006 and before. The railroad companies
are in the business of managing rail capacity and don't need to be told how to run its business.
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, Wade Burr