Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0000138
Received: 5/9/2016 12:58:33 PM
Commenter: Russ Cox
Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
It is with great concern for the environment that I write to ask your support of the Millennium Bulk Terminals proposed Longview coal export project. The pains that have been taken to strike a balance between environmental and economic concerns is impressive. This project is an example of how ports should be developed and I would like to see it move forward without delay.
Transportation of coal by rail from mines in Wyoming, Montana and elsewhere to Longview will make use of existing rail transportation infrastructure that is part of a nationwide commercial transportation system. Further, rail traffic across Washington in down. The railroad companies are in the business of managing rail capacity and don’t need to be told how to run its business. The rail line was unnecessarily studied, get on with it already.
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.