Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003140 

Received: 11/16/2013 1:25:00 AM
Commenter: Alice Todd

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:Saturday, November 16, 2013 1:26 AM Subject:Comment on Millennium's coal export project- It's a good idea- we need jobs, if we chase the jobs away- some other area will snatch them up- we need to act now.

Millennium Bulk Terminals has proposed a coal export terminal at Longview that is both environmentally-sound and economically beneficial. I ask that you approve this project and the environmental study without delay.

Coal should not be considered toxic especially in regards to the elements / minerals contained in coal. Please note the soil samples reported by Oregon DEQ during the Boardman coal terminal hearings, all contain naturally occurring amounts of mercury, arsenic, selenium, etc. higher than what is found in western U.S. coal. There the study showed that exiting natural dirt was more toxic than western coal.

This scope is being finely crafted. The progress this port represents should not be hampered. It's time to get folks back to work!

Sincerely, Alice L Todd