Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003001 

Received: 11/13/2013 1:10:00 PM
Commenter: Norman DeForrest
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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:deforrest@centurylink.net Sent:Wednesday, November 13, 2013 1:10 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium's coal export terminal 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.

Unlike many port operations, Millennium occupies a location without immediate residential neighborhoods, AND it is an existing brownfield site. The EIS should acknowledge that alternate locations do not exist for situating an export coal facility with the necessary water and rail access but without "gentrification impacts" from existing or potential residential development at an exiting brownfield site along the Columbia River.

I can't think of one good reason why this port shouldn't move forward. I hope my comments will be considered and added to those of others asking for approval of this great project.

Sincerely, Norman DeForrest deforrest@centurylink.net