Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002670 

Received: 11/15/2013 8:20:00 AM
Commenter: Jody Goeckner
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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:jody.goeckner@nacoal.com Sent:Friday, November 15, 2013 8:20 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Comments on Cowlitz County EIS

Please include my comments as part of the public response to the proposed coal export terminal at Longview. This project should move forward without delay.

Ecology should defer to the federal government for environmental review and permit decisions for issues that pertain to or would affect interstate commerce, such as rail capacity. Ultimately, global warming and the impact of fossil fuels on the environment are national government and international government to government issues and should not be considered in a local development EIS.

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.

Sincerely, Jody jody.goeckner@nacoal.com