Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003143 

Received: 11/14/2013 1:00:00 PM
Commenter: Chris Van Arsdale
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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:cvanarsdale@peabodyenergy.com Sent:Thursday, November 14, 2013 1:00 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Support for Longview/EIS comment

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.

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.

This proposal will see that jobs are returned, the local and regional economy is stimulated, tax revenues are increased, and environmental standards are maintained. This is what Cowlitz County needs in our present economy. Please move the scoping process along as soon as possible.

Sincerely, Chris Van Arsdale cvanarsdale@peabodyenergy.com