Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003271 

Received: 11/15/2013 10:30:00 AM
Commenter: Michelle brister-williamson
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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:michellebristerwilliamson@yahoo.com Sent:Friday, November 15, 2013 10:30 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium Bulk Terminals scoping

I appreciate the opportunity to add my voice to that of others in supporting the environmental study for the proposed port at Longview. The scoping will present a clear picture of how Millennium Bulk Terminals will proceed in opening and operating this port and the economic, environmental, and social benefits of this project are deserving of approval.

Ecology should defer to the federal government for environmental review and permit decisions for issues that pertain to or would affect interstate commerce, such as rail capacity. Ultimately, global warming and the impact of fossil fuels on the environment are national government and international government to government issues and should not be considered in a local development EIS.

I applaud the agencies work on this permit process. The results will provide a more-than thorough "hard look" at the possible impacts of the Millennium Project in Longview which is needed to keep things moving ahead. Thank you.

Sincerely, Michelle brister-williamson michellebristerwilliamson@yahoo.com