Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002972 

Received: 11/13/2013 3:31:00 PM
Commenter: Patricia Boughman
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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:Pboughman@aol.com Sent:Wednesday, November 13, 2013 3:31 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium's coal export terminal EIS

I would like to add my support to the proposed port at Longview and ask that the environmental study proceed rapidly.

When the trains are loaded in Montana, Millennium puts a liquid coverâ??like a glueâ??on top of the cars. This eliminates a lot of the coal dust that would normally come off of train cars. Environmental reports have already been done for many of the shipping processes. These reports should be relied upon and incorporated into the EIS for Millennium's proposal. Don't feel like you need to recreate the wheel and further delay much-needed private investment! Remember what matters and keep the focus local!

Here I see an opportunity to return many critically needed jobs to Washington State. It is paramount for the local, state, and national economies to seize every option they have to aid in their recovery. I urge you to take these comments in consideration and let's get Millennium Bulk Terminals to begin hiring and exporting. Thank you.

Sincerely, Patricia Boughman Pboughman@aol.com