Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0000220
Received: 5/10/2016 5:01:40 PM
Commenter: Dawna Childers
Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
I'm writing in support of Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export terminal in southwest Washington. I recommend you move forward now that the draft environmental study is complete. It will create jobs and economic benefit for a wide region.
The Millennium Bulk Terminals Project in Longview is a perfect example of an opportunity that could provide the positive and necessary transformation of a long depressed region. I encourage you not to delay moving the project forward. Let’s be clear the project should and will go through careful review to ensure compliance with existing laws. But I urge you not to put up new road blocks to the hundreds of middle class jobs and millions in tax revenues this project will bring to the region. These projects should be reviewed like any other project â€" without special bias based on the type of commodity being exported. Our community cannot afford to delay the jobs that this project will bring.
Thank you for your work to move forward with this project.