Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003016 

Received: 11/15/2013 1:26:00 PM
Commenter: Howell Gaines
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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:howell.t.gaines@marsh.com Sent:Friday, November 15, 2013 1:26 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium Bulk Terminals / Coal Exports

I write today in support of Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export terminal. This is a project that is easy to support because it will benefit families both within and outside of its southwest Washington location. The project presents a path to employment for manyâ??let's makes it happen.

Ecology should defer to the federal government for environmental review and permit decisions for issues that pertain to or would affect interstate commerce, such as rail capacity. Ultimately, global warming and the impact of fossil fuels on the environment are national government and international government to government issues and should not be considered in a local development EIS.

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, Howell Gaines howell.t.gaines@marsh.com