Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003019 

Received: 11/13/2013 2:47:00 PM
Commenter: Beth Goodnough

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 Sent:Wednesday, November 13, 2013 2:48 PM Subject:Comments on Cowlitz County EIS

I appreciate being able to comment on the Longview port proposal and wish to add my support to those who wish to see this terminal open and operating as soon as possible.

When the trains are loaded in Montana, Millennium puts a liquid cover, ??like a glue, ??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!

Thank you for reviewing my comments. This project is deserving of an impartial scope and should not experience further delays.

This project is important to the trade balance of the United States, and is needed to put Americans back to work! Further permitting delays will dissuade investment in other industries in the U.S., and result in more lost jobs in the country.

Sincerely, Beth Goodnough