Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003124 

Received: 11/13/2013 8:23:00 PM
Commenter: DENNIS 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
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Submission Text
From:drsmith2@Windstream.net Sent:Wednesday, November 13, 2013 8:24 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:SUPPORT COAL MINING. Release mining permits.

I would like to add my support to the proposed port at Longview and ask that the environmental study proceed rapidly.

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.

I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to submit these comments on the scoping. Let's get this project moving forward so there are more good-paying jobs in the U.S.A.

SincereLY DENNIS SMITH DENNIS SMITH drsmith2@Windstream.net