Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003253
Received: 11/14/2013 3:22:00 PM
Commenter: James Kern
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:firstname.lastname@example.org Sent:Thursday, November 14, 2013 3:23 PM To:email@example.com Subject:Millennium's coal export EIS
Please consider my comments on the scope of the proposed Cowlitz County coal export terminal. This is an excellent project and one that will bring broad-ranging economic benefits to Washington and to the national economic outlook for years to come.
Coal exports are a huge opportunity for the Northwest. The infrastructure coal companies are creating will expand trade of all kinds, from apples to software. This was the conclusion of a Farm Bureau Study published in June - that coal export infrastructure will make it cheaper and faster to export goods of all kinds. At a time of increased competition from both West and East Coast ports, Washington needs to seize these opportunities to expand trade and create thousands of family-wage jobs. Regulators should take these economic considerations into account when designing their scope of review.
Thank you for reviewing my comments. This project is deserving of an impartial scope and should not experience further delays.
Sincerely, James Kern firstname.lastname@example.org