Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003053 

Received: 11/14/2013 2:28:00 PM
Commenter: Russell Kliche
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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:rkliche@peabodyenergy.com Sent:Thursday, November 14, 2013 2:28 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Comments for Env. Impact Statement on coal export

I appreciate the agencies offering this opportunity to comment on Millennium Bulk Terminals scoping. I am appalled by President Obama's "War on Coal". He is using regulatory departments (EPA, MSHA, DOE, stc.) to creat new devistatingly harmful rules against the coal and power industries that ursup the power of congress and turn everything into a circus of Executive Branch mandates vs Congress passing the laws as it should be. As far at the Millennium Bulk Terminals are concerned, I fully support this important economic project for the state of Washington. The port at Longview will bring many good paying jobs to Washington and will encourage the development of our natural resources nationwide, helping to lift us out of our current nationwide economic depression.

Stopping the coal terminal will not stop Asia from importing coal, but it will stop them from using high quality coal mined in the United States. Other suppliers on the market will fill this demand with coal that has increased mercury, sulfur and nitrogen oxides. During the scoping process, officials should consider the fact that not one ton more of coal will be used globally because of this project, and the net gain in greenhouse gas emissions is insignificant.

Here I see an opportunity to return many critically needed jobs to Washington State. It is paramount for the local, state, and national economies to seize every option they have to aid in their recovery. I urge you to take these comments in consideration and let's get Millennium Bulk Terminals to begin hiring and exporting. Thank you.

Sincerely, Russell W. Kliche rkliche@peabodyenergy.com