Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003055 

Received: 11/13/2013 7:19:00 PM
Commenter: terry kunkle
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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:Amfirek@hotmail.com Sent:Wednesday, November 13, 2013 7:19 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Scoping - Millennium's coal export

Like the rest of the nation, Washington is suffering economically. I wish to voice my support for the proposed port at Millennium because I would like to see more projects like this be successful so that our economy can benefit.

Current world markets and decision in East Asia re capital allocation over the last decade demonstrate that American coal exports are not necessary to, nor causally-related to, decisions in China, Korea or Japan to build coal-fueled power generation capacity. Therefore whatever impacts do occur from transporting such coal should be analyzed in the No Action alternative section, since the impacts will occur regardless of Corps and Ecology decisions to grant permits for construction of the project-specific docks and terminals in question.

Thank you for accepting comments for this important project. Please make the necessary steps to move forward on its approval as soon as possible.

Sincerely, terry kunkle terry kunkle Amfirek@hotmail.com