Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003164 

Received: 11/13/2013 1:02:00 PM
Commenter: Lana Zinn
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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:lanazinn@comcast.net Sent:Wednesday, November 13, 2013 1:03 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Comments on Cowlitz County EIS

It is with great concern for the environment that I write to ask your support of the Millennium Bulk Terminals proposed Longview coal export project. The pains that have been taken to strike a balance between environmental and economic concerns is impressive. This project is an example of how ports should be developed and I would like to see it move forward without delay.

Current world markets and decision in East Asia re capital allocation over the last decade demonstrate that American coal exports are not necessary to, nor causally-related to, decisions in China, Korea or Japan to build coal-fueled power generation capacity. Therefore whatever impacts do occur from transporting such coal should be analyzed in the No Action alternative section, since the impacts will occur regardless of Corps and Ecology decisions to grant permits for construction of the project-specific docks and terminals in question.

The opening of Millennium Bulk Terminals proposed coal export facility will have a significantly positive impact not only on the state of Washington but the entire country. So I not only urge you to keep this permitting process moving forward at an efficient pace, but to also keep the scope within reason. Thank you.

Sincerely, Lana Zinn lanazinn@comcast.net