Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0000114 

Received: 5/5/2016 10:53:03 PM
Commenter: Nancy Baughman

Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
I appreciate the opportunity to add my voice to that of others in supporting the environmental study for the proposed port at Longview. The DEIS 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. This draft EIS is exhaustive and quite frankly, overreaching. For instance, because the proposal is a terminal proposal, the use of the bulk commodity by a third party is a superseding and intervening cause to the combustion of coal. As a result of these superseding causes, the construction and operation of the terminal is not a proximate cause of the combustion of coal. Enough already! When faced with a poor economic outlook, one must look for ways to improve the situation. Millennium Bulk Terminals proposed project at Longview offers a solution and deserves a fair scoping process. Thank you. Sincerely, Nancy Baughman