Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003149 

Received: 11/14/2013 11:53:00 AM
Commenter: Ruth Walters

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:Thursday, November 14, 2013 11:53 AM Subject:Support for Longview/EIS comment

The Department of Ecology should speedily complete the environmental study for the Millennium Bulk Terminals.

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.

Thank you for letting me submit my opinions and show my support for the project.

Sincerely, Ruth Walters