Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002787 

Received: 11/13/2013 1:48:00 PM
Commenter: Rose Napolitano-Lassle
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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:rnapolitano@peabodyenergy.com Sent:Wednesday, November 13, 2013 1:48 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Scoping for Millennium's coal export

I appreciate the agencies offering this opportunity to comment on Millennium Bulk Terminals scoping. The port at Longview will bring many good paying jobs to Washington and will encourage the development of our natural resources nationwide, helping to lift us out of our current nationwide economic depression.

Stopping the coal terminal will not stop Asia from importing coal, but it will stop them from using high quality coal mined in the United States. Other suppliers on the market will fill this demand with coal that has increased mercury, sulfur and nitrogen oxides. During the scoping process, officials should consider the fact that not one ton more of coal will be used globally because of this project, and the net gain in greenhouse gas emissions is insignificant.

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, Rose Napolitano-Lassle rnapolitano@peabodyenergy.com