Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003029 

Received: 11/13/2013 9:46:00 PM
Commenter: William Hodges
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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:hodges7@cox.net Sent:Wednesday, November 13, 2013 9:47 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium's coal export comments

I support American jobs in the trade industry and ask that Millennium Bulk Terminals be moved forward in a timely manner.

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.

Congratulations on starting the first stage to developing a Draft Environmental Impact Statement. I'm certain the scope will clearly outline a project deserving support. Thank you for accepting public comment in this matter. I hope this project can commence in short order.

Sincerely, William Hodges hodges7@cox.net