Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003113
Received: 11/13/2013 6:50:00 PM
Commenter: John Rostad
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
From:email@example.com Sent:Wednesday, November 13, 2013 6:51 PM To:firstname.lastname@example.org Subject:Comments on Cowlitz County EIS
Thank you for this opportunity to voice my support of Millennium Bulk Terminals - Longview project. This port will benefit the economy of the region, and that of the nation.
Coal exports are a huge opportunity for the Northwest. The infrastructure coal companies are creating will expand trade of all kinds, from apples to software. This was the conclusion of a Farm Bureau Study published in June - that coal export infrastructure will make it cheaper and faster to export goods of all kinds. At a time of increased competition from both West and East Coast ports, Washington needs to seize these opportunities to expand trade and create thousands of family-wage jobs. Regulators should take these economic considerations into account when designing their scope of review.
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, John Rostad John Rostad email@example.com