Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0000275
Received: 5/10/2016 6:37:49 PM
Commenter: LeRoy Benson
Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Please include my comments as part of the public response to the proposed coal export terminal at Longview. This project should move forward without delay.
I support Millennium Bulk Terminals site in Cowlitz County. These trains are no different than the coal cars we’ve transported through our state for many decades. In reality, not one ton more of coal will be used globally because of U.S. exports, and the net gain in greenhouse gas emissions is insignificant. If we don’t build these terminals, energy suppliers will just look elsewhere for their supply!
It is important that regulatory agencies keep the playing field level by being fair and consistent. The permitting process for this coal export terminal should be similar to other export terminals.