Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002971 

Received: 11/13/2013 5:23:00 PM
Commenter: Timothy Blevins
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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:ttak631@zoominternet.net Sent:Wednesday, November 13, 2013 5:23 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium's coal export EIS

I'm writing in support of Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export terminal in southwest Washington. I recommend you move forward with the environmental study, which will create jobs and economic benefit for a wide region.

Coal exports are a huge opportunity for the Northwest. The infrastructure coal companies are creating will expand trade of all kinds, from apples to software. This was the conclusion of a Farm Bureau Study published in June - that coal export infrastructure will make it cheaper and faster to export goods of all kinds. At a time of increased competition from both West and East Coast ports, Washington needs to seize these opportunities to expand trade and create thousands of family-wage jobs. Regulators should take these economic considerations into account when designing their scope of review.

This scope is being finely crafted. The progress this port represents should not be hampered. It's time to get folks back to work!

Sincerely, Timothy Blevins Timothy ttak631@zoominternet.net