Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003098 

Received: 11/13/2013 1:47:00 PM
Commenter: Chester Payne

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 Sent:Wednesday, November 13, 2013 1:47 PM Subject:Longview Port

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.

This is something that will help a number of people who seem to be getting overlooked any time any mention of coal is made. I am talking about the miners who actually dig the coal out of the ground and put it in trucks or rail cars for transport to where ever it is needed. Coal provides good, steady, honorable work to a lot of people who otherwise would be back on unemployment, welfare, or worse.

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, Chester Payne