Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002689 

Received: 11/12/2013 5:25:00 PM
Commenter: Charles Heinlen

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:Charles M Heinlen <> Sent:Tuesday, November 12, 2013 5:05 PM Subject:Docket number 2013-19738: Comment on scope of EIS for Millennium Bulk Terminals Longview LLC Coal Export Terminal

Dear U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, WA Department of Ecology, and Cowlitz County Commission:

I strongly support the construction of a coal export terminal at Longview, WA which would transport coal on trains and ships throughout the Northwest.

Coal is a cost effective combustible fuel that coal companies need to put in open rail cars to travel from mines to sea ports. This proposal would have a postitive impact on my community by creating jobs, increasing services, and bringing more life and economic activity to the region. This is much needed! and we can ill afford to let the usual scare-mongers talk us out of the potential good fortune of future generations.

Time and time again we hear the usual offenders sreaming bloody murder about every mine, rail terminal, port improvement, or energy plant proposed, on the thinnest veneer of reason, and most always based on pure "junk" science.

I do not fear any potential adverse environmental impacts from this terminal. The sad fact is that if the United States refueses to burn coal, the Chinese, Russians, and Indians will. Their willingness to use coal neatly negates any environmental superiority, at the expense of American jobs, American families, and America's place as an economic superpower on the world stage.

I urge you not to yield to panic, political correctness, and bunk.

If you steadfastly do the right thing at every turn, there is no need to worry about the perception of future generations. Please understand that the best legacies always write themselves.

Let us have the jobs, the electricity, and the economic good that this terminal will bring.

Potential impacts are minimal and horrendously overblown by the usual cadre of small- yet vocal offenders.

I urge you to consider these comments, and public commentary in general, as a vital part of the overall decision making process.


Charles M. Heinlen

I urge you to consider these impacts in the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement.

Thank you.

Charles M Heinlen