Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003263 

Received: 11/14/2013 10:37:00 PM
Commenter: Nancy Dueppengiesser
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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:cleonancy40@yahoo.com Sent:Thursday, November 14, 2013 10:37 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:EIS for coal export

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.

Coal should not be considered toxic especially in regards to the elements / minerals contained in coal. Please note the soil samples reported by Oregon DEQ during the Boardman coal terminal hearings, all contain naturally occurring amounts of mercury, arsenic, selenium, etc. higher than what is found in western U.S. coal. There the study showed that exiting natural dirt was more toxic than western coal.

Thank you for accepting comments for this important proposal. The Millennium project will do a great deal for the economic outlook of this country. Let's get Americans back to work!

Sincerely, Nancy Dueppengiesser cleonancy40@yahoo.com