Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003024 

Received: 11/13/2013 7:01:00 PM
Commenter: Gary Heisley
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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
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Submission Text
From:grh22751@aol.com Sent:Wednesday, November 13, 2013 7:02 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Support for Longview/EIS comment

Millennium Bulk Terminals has proposed a coal export terminal at Longview that is both environmentally-sound and economically beneficial. I ask that you approve this project and the environmental study without delay.

Coal should not be considered toxic especially in regards to the elements / minerals contained in coal. Please note the soil samples reported by Oregon DEQ during the Boardman coal terminal hearings, all contain naturally occurring amounts of mercury, arsenic, selenium, etc. higher than what is found in western U.S. coal. There the study showed that exiting natural dirt was more toxic than western coal.

Millennium Bulk Terminals scoping should be thorough but held to the same standards as any other port proposal. We need to do everything we can to strengthen and grow the economy of Washington and the west in general. The project proposed will do just that. Thank you.

Sincerely,Gary Robert heisley Gary Heisley grh22751@aol.com