Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003032 

Received: 11/13/2013 1:32:00 PM
Commenter: William Hood
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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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From:1wingnut@centurylink.net Sent:Wednesday, November 13, 2013 1:32 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Comments on Cowlitz County EIS

I recommend you quickly study the Longview port, and that it be approved as soon as possible. The environmental study will clearly outline a plan that works for the benefit of jobs and conservation in Washington and that will deliver a commodity that is in demand by the worldwide electricity market.

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.

The agencies are doing a great job of evaluating Millennium Bulk Terminals port proposal. I am convinced that this project's permit should move forward without further delay.

Sincerely, William Hood 1wingnut@centurylink.net