Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002960 

Received: 11/13/2013 10:05:00 PM
Commenter: Ricci Anderson
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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
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From:riccianderson53@comcast.net Sent:Wednesday, November 13, 2013 10:05 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Support for Longview/EIS comment As long as this can be done without harming the enviroment,and has people in place to oversee all operations,I'am for it.

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.

When considering the extent of the EIS, we should keep it to what is actually affected - Millennium Bulk Terminals site in Cowlitz County. These trains are no different than the coal cars we've transported through our state for many decades. In reality, not one ton more of coal will be used globally because of U.S. exports, and the net gain in greenhouse gas emissions is insignificant. If we don't build these terminals, energy suppliers will just look elsewhere for their supply!

This proposal will see that jobs are returned, the local and regional economy is stimulated, tax revenues are increased, and environmental standards are maintained. This is what Cowlitz County needs in our present economy. Please move the scoping process along as soon as possible.

Sincerely,Ricci Anderson Ricci Anderson riccianderson53@comcast.net