Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003074 

Received: 11/14/2013 10:10:00 PM
Commenter: Paulette McElroy
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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:pmac1954@att.net Sent:Thursday, November 14, 2013 10:10 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Support for Longview/EIS comment

I would like to contribute to the public commentary on the Longview port proposal and voice my support for the environmental study. Please support this proposal and help get this project moving.

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.

Our country is in a critically important place economically and I believe that what we accomplish over the next several years will either help or hinder our economic recovery. Without a doubt this proposal will help our recovery. Thank you for beginning the scoping process.

Sincerely, Paulette McElroy pmac1954@att.net