Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003156 

Received: 11/13/2013 1:15:00 PM
Commenter: judi Whitson
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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
Submission Text
From:judi.whitson@att.net Sent:Wednesday, November 13, 2013 1:15 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium's coal export terminal EIS

I support American jobs and the proposed port at Longview will create much needed employment for hundreds of Americans. Please include my comments as part of the public response to Millennium Bulk Terminals plan.

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 is an important project that will provide a vital role in boosting the economy and one that should be allowed to proceed in as quick of a manner as possible.

Sincerely, Jjudi Whitson judi.whitson@att.net