Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003043 

Received: 11/13/2013 3:20:00 PM
Commenter: Robert Jones
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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:rlrobian@comcast.net Sent:Wednesday, November 13, 2013 3:21 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Comments on Cowlitz County EIS

The trade industry is one of the bright spots in an otherwise bleak economy. Please approve the coal export terminal at Cowlitz County and speed up the environmental study to help get our economy moving again.

Ecology should defer to the federal government for environmental review and permit decisions for issues that pertain to or would affect interstate commerce, such as rail capacity. Ultimately, global warming and the impact of fossil fuels on the environment are national government and international government to government issues and should not be considered in a local development EIS.

I appreciate the opportunity to add my thoughts to the public comment period. The agencies should proceed to the next phase as quickly as possible.

Sincerely, RL Jones Robert Jones rlrobian@comcast.net