Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003023 

Received: 11/14/2013 7:24:00 AM
Commenter: Jerry Hargus
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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
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From:jlhargus@juno.com Sent:Thursday, November 14, 2013 7:24 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:as a coal state we need outlets to sell our coal as well as other state so projects like this needs to be supported and encouraged

Please include my comments as part of the public response to the proposed coal export terminal at Longview. This project should move forward without delay.

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.

Our country is in a critically important place economically and I believe that what we accomplish over the next several years will either help or hinder our economic recovery. Without a doubt this proposal will help our recovery. Thank you for beginning the scoping process.

Sincerely, Jerry Hargus jerry hargus jlhargus@juno.com