Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003109 

Received: 11/13/2013 2:22:00 PM
Commenter: Allen Robins
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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:arobins@sisna.com Sent:Wednesday, November 13, 2013 2:23 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Comments on Cowlitz County EIS

Our economy and our families are suffering. We can do something about this by supporting the proposed port at Longview and completing the environmental study that will put people to work quickly and will keep them gainfully employed for years to come.

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.

Thank you for accepting comments for this important project. Please make the necessary steps to move forward on its approval as soon as possible.

Sincerely, Allen Robins arobins@sisna.com