Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003224 

Received: 11/18/2013 2:24:00 PM
Commenter: Ileen Lowder
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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
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Submission Text
From:cachesclay@yahoo.com Sent:Monday, November 18, 2013 2:25 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:EIS for coal export

Please include my comments as part of the public response to the proposed coal export terminal at Longview. This project should move forward without delay.

When the trains are loaded in Montana, Millennium puts a liquid coverâ??like a glueâ??on top of the cars. This eliminates a lot of the coal dust that would normally come off of train cars. Environmental reports have already been done for many of the shipping processes. These reports should be relied upon and incorporated into the EIS for Millennium's proposal. Don't feel like you need to recreate the wheel and further delay much-needed private investment! Remember what matters and keep the focus local!

Millennium Bulk Terminals has done a great deal to assure that environmental protections are put in place for its proposed import/export terminal. I see Millennium as being an asset to the surrounding communities and the economic outlook of our nation as a whole. Please see that this project is allowed to proceed.

Sincerely, Ileen Lowder Ileen Lowder cachesclay@yahoo.com