Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003293 

Received: 11/13/2013 6:01:00 PM
Commenter: BILL BLACKBURN
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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:oldtimestrings@frontiernet.net Sent:Wednesday, November 13, 2013 6:01 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:OUR COUNTRY NEEDS MORE ENERGY FROM WITHIN THE COUNTRY. THIS WILL HELP CREATE MANY JOBS IN MANY AREAS OF THE COUNTRY. COAL BURNING HAS BECOME MUCH CLEANER AND ANY CARBON DIOXIDE EMITTED IS USED BY THE PLANTS LIKE TREES, GRASS, FLOWERS, AND ECT.. IT DOES

The Millennium Bulk Terminals will bring jobs and stability to Cowlitz County. Export projects can easily contribute to the economic recovery of this nation and this project is ready to make that happen.

Basic economic principles already tells us that not one ton more of coal will be used globally because of exports at Millennium; supply routes have no effect on demand. Moreover, the history of US use of PBR coal indicates that the use of PBR coal in coal based energy countries will result in a reduction of net GHG given the lower sulfur and other lower GHG emission characteristics of PBR coal; thus, the net gain in greenhouse gas emissions is insignificant. Keep it realistic. Keep it local.

The opening of Millennium Bulk Terminals proposed coal export facility will have a significantly positive impact not only on the state of Washington but the entire country. So I not only urge you to keep this permitting process moving forward at an efficient pace, but to also keep the scope within reason. Thank you.

BILL BLACKBURN BILL oldtimestrings@frontiernet.net