Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003285
Received: 11/13/2013 12:15:00 AM
Commenter: David Mullins
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:Wednesday, November 13, 2013 12:16 AM To:email@example.com Subject:Millennium
The Department of Ecology should speedily complete the environmental study for the Millennium Bulk Terminals.
Stopping the coal terminal will not stop Asia from importing coal, but it will stop them from using high quality coal mined in the United States. Other suppliers on the market will fill this demand with coal that has increased mercury, sulfur and nitrogen oxides. During the scoping process, officials should consider the fact that not one ton more of coal will be used globally because of this project, and the net gain in greenhouse gas emissions is insignificant.
This proposal will see that jobs are returned, the local and regional economy is stimulated, tax revenues are increased, and environmental standards are maintained. This is what Cowlitz County needs in our present economy. Please move the scoping process along as soon as possible.
Sincerely, David W. Mullins David Mullins firstname.lastname@example.org