Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002992 

Received: 11/13/2013 4:28:00 PM
Commenter: Jay Clark
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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:j_clark09@live.com Sent:Wednesday, November 13, 2013 4:28 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:EIS - Millennium

The environmental study for the Cowlitz County port should be completed expeditiously. Any American operation that puts people back to work should be supported in these tough economic times.

Basic economic principles already tells us that not one ton more of coal will be used globally because of exports at Millennium; supply routes have no effect on demand. Moreover, the history of US use of PBR coal indicates that the use of PBR coal in coal based energy countries will result in a reduction of net GHG given the lower sulfur and other lower GHG emission characteristics of PBR coal; thus, the net gain in greenhouse gas emissions is insignificant. Keep it realistic. Keep it local.

As you well know, an EIS is supposed to take a "hard look at environmental consequences" and reach a decision based on the facts presented. The scope of this document should be limited to the immediate impacted areas so we can keep moving forward. Hundreds of people with families are not only waiting but depending on having the security of a long-term, good-paying job.

Sincerely, Jay Clark, Coal Supporter Jay Clark j_clark09@live.com