Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003162 

Received: 11/13/2013 5:50:00 PM
Commenter: Christiam Zauner

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:Wednesday, November 13, 2013 5:51 PM Subject:Millennium's coal export EIS

I write today in support of Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export terminal. This is a project that is easy to support because it will benefit families both within and outside of its southwest Washington location. The project presents a path to employment for manyââ‚”let's makes it happen.

Ecology should defer to the federal government for environmental review and permit decisions for issues that pertain to or would affect interstate commerce, such as rail capacity. Ultimately, global warming and the impact of fossil fuels on the environment are national government and international government to government issues and should not be considered in a local development EIS.

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. Coal exportation effects the Port of Portland, as well.

Sincerely, Christian W. Zauner, PhD, FACSM Christiam Zauner