Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002539 

Received: 11/13/2013 7:35:00 PM
Commenter: John Aitken
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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:johna598@msn.com Sent:Wednesday, November 13, 2013 7:36 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Comments on Cowlitz County EIS

Please consider my comments on the scope of the proposed Cowlitz County coal export terminal. This is an excellent project and one that will bring broad-ranging economic benefits to Washington and to the national economic outlook for years to come.

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.

The growing worldwide trade market needs an accessible, dependable, and conscientious facility to conduct business. I appreciate the planning Millennium Bulk Terminals has exhibited in its proposal for the project in Longview and wish to thank the agencies for its consideration in moving this project forward. So lets stop being so PC, and start being Americans again !!! COAL, WE CAN DIG IT !!!

Sincerely, John Aitken, American !!! John Aitken johna598@msn.com