Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003163 

Received: 11/13/2013 1:31:00 PM
Commenter: John Ziegler, Jr.
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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:jziegler@archcoal.com Sent:Wednesday, November 13, 2013 1:32 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium's coal export EIS

It's with great enthusiasm that I write today urging timely study of the environmental study that will get Millennium Bulk Terminals port off the ground and under construction. We need the jobs this terminal will provide.

Stopping the coal terminal will not stop Asia from importing coal, but it will stop them from using high quality coal mined in the United States. Other suppliers on the market will fill this demand with coal that has increased mercury, sulfur and nitrogen oxides. During the scoping process, officials should consider the fact that not one ton more of coal will be used globally because of this project, and the net gain in greenhouse gas emissions is insignificant.

Congratulations on starting the first stage to developing a Draft Environmental Impact Statement. I'm certain the scope will clearly outline a project deserving support. Thank you for accepting public comment in this matter. I hope this project can commence in short order.

Sincerely, John Ziegler, Jr. jziegler@archcoal.com