Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0000251
Received: 5/10/2016 6:01:30 PM
Commenter: Barbara Beck
Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Thank you for the opportunity to submit a comment regarding the draft EIS for Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export facility. I strongly support the project and the thousands of jobs this project will create.
Washington is highly dependent on trade, and Cowlitz County desperately needs family wage jobs. An EIS that includes newly-invented forms of navel gazing should not have been necessary for a transportation infrastructure project that will facilitate foreign trade and create good jobs for our community. We need this project to move forward without further delays or unprecedented permit conditions.
The co-lead agencies are presenting an excellent DEIS process. I urge them to proceed promptly with a final Environmental Impact Statement that allows Millennium Bulk Terminals to become one step closer to building, hiring, and exporting. Under this scenario good paying jobs will come to a community in need. Not only will the local but the regional economy will reap the benefits. Please do the right thing and make this project a reality.