Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003122 

Received: 11/13/2013 2:45:00 PM
Commenter: Doris Shields
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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
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From:emily510@verizon.net Sent:Wednesday, November 13, 2013 2:46 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Comments for Env. Impact Statement on coal export

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.

It is clear to me, Millennium Bulk Terminals has a project that will have long-term positive impacts on local and regional economies in Washington. Millennium has maintained and presented ongoing efforts to uphold the current environmental regulations set for its project in Longview. I have good faith and trust this will continue and the company should be allowed to move forward without further delay. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to comment.

Sincerely, Doris Shields emily510@verizon.net