Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003083 

Received: 11/13/2013 1:23:00 PM
Commenter: Geoffrey Monsour
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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:gmonsour@tomametals.com Sent:Wednesday, November 13, 2013 1:24 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium's coal export EIS

The Millennium Bulk Terminals will bring jobs and stability to Cowlitz County. Export projects can easily contribute to the economic recovery of this nation and this project is ready to make that happen.

Unlike many port operations, Millennium occupies a location without immediate residential neighborhoods, AND it is an existing brownfield site. The EIS should acknowledge that alternate locations do not exist for situating an export coal facility with the necessary water and rail access but without "gentrification impacts" from existing or potential residential development at an exiting brownfield site along the Columbia River.

Congratulations on starting the first stage to developing a Draft Environmental Impact Statement. I'm certain the scope will clearly outline a project deserving support. Thank you for accepting public comment in this matter. I hope this project can commence in short order.

Sincerely, Geoffrey Monsour gmonsour@tomametals.com