Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0000219 

Received: 5/10/2016 5:00:22 PM
Commenter: Rebekah Childers
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Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
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Submission Text
The Department of Ecology should speedily complete the permitting for Millennium Bulk Terminals. This draft EIS is sufficient and it is time to move forward. We (Americans) take readily available power for granted, and unlike the rest of the US that relies on coal for electrical power, in the northwest we take hydropower for granted. The majority of countries in the world do not have continuous and reliable power, and if they do it is usually coal power. A sense of balance should be made when looking at the environmental impacts verses the worldwide health, social and economic benefits of coal based power. I’m certain the draft EIS will clearly outline a project deserving support. Thank you for accepting public comment in this matter. I hope this project can commence in short order.