Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003233
Received: 11/17/2013 6:48:00 AM
Commenter: Steven Hutchinson
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
From:Hutch504@yahoo.com Sent:Sunday, November 17, 2013 6:48 AM To:firstname.lastname@example.org Subject:EIS - Millennium
Allow me to voice my strong support for the proposed port at Longview. We need to move on with the environmental study as quickly as possible.
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.
Millennium Bulk Terminals scoping should be thorough but held to the same standards as any other port proposal. We need to do everything we can to strengthen and grow the economy of Washington and the west in general. The project proposed will do just that. Thank you.
Sincerely, Steven Steven Hutchinson Hutch504@yahoo.com