Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003066 

Received: 11/14/2013 6:39:00 AM
Commenter: John Looney
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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:jlooney@terratecheng.com Sent:Thursday, November 14, 2013 6:39 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Coal shipping & export offers one of the most promising & viable means to build our nation's economy & utilize the resources available in our country. To not develop the needed infrastructure to export from this location would be a tragic mistake for Ame

Please include my comments as part of the public response to the proposed coal export terminal at Longview. This project should move forward without delay.

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.

I can't think of one good reason why this port shouldn't move forward. I hope my comments will be considered and added to those of others asking for approval of this great project.

Sincerely, John Looney jlooney@terratecheng.com