Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002725 

Received: 11/14/2013 2:38:00 PM
Commenter: Gary king
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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
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Submission Text
From:G8ki@aol.com Sent:Thursday, November 14, 2013 2:38 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Support for Longview/EIS comment

Please move forward with the governments environmental study. I say let's get moving with the Longview port ASAP.

Coal should not be considered toxic especially in regards to the elements / minerals contained in coal. Please note the soil samples reported by Oregon DEQ during the Boardman coal terminal hearings, all contain naturally occurring amounts of mercury, arsenic, selenium, etc. higher than what is found in western U.S. coal. There the study showed that exiting natural dirt was more toxic than western coal.

Our country is in a critically important place economically and I believe that what we accomplish over the next several years will either help or hinder our economic recovery. Without a doubt this proposal will help our recovery. Thank you for beginning the scoping process.

Sincerely, Gary king G8ki@aol.com