Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003088 

Received: 11/13/2013 5:40:00 PM
Commenter: Linda Mott-Smith
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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:lmottsmith@earthlink.net Sent:Wednesday, November 13, 2013 5:40 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium's coal export EIS

Please move forward with the governments environmental study. I say let's get moving with the Longview port ASAP.

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.

This is an important project that will provide a vital role in boosting the economy and one that should be allowed to proceed in as quick of a manner as possible.

Sincerely, Linda Mott-Smith lmottsmith@earthlink.net