Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003230 

Received: 11/17/2013 3:26:00 PM
Commenter: Jodi Tillinghast
Organization: 
State: 

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:darlinjedi@yahoo.com Sent:Sunday, November 17, 2013 3:27 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Cowlitz County scoping

The environmental study for the Cowlitz County port should be completed expeditiously. Any American operation that puts people back to work should be supported in these tough economic times.

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.

Thank you for accepting comments for this important project. Please make the necessary steps to move forward on its approval as soon as possible.

Sincerely, J. Tillihghast Jodi Tillinghast darlinjedi@yahoo.com