Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0000294 

Received: 5/10/2016 7:18:05 PM
Commenter: Bill Davis
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Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
The trade industry is one of the bright spots in an otherwise bleak economy. Please approve the coal export terminal at Cowlitz County and speed up the permitting process to help get our economy moving again. Millennium is improving our local environment by cleaning up an industrial site. I support their plans to redevelop the site into a world-class terminal. The project will create much-needed construction and operation jobs, greatly benefit the local economy, and contribute to Washington State’s role in international trade. The project proposal includes safeguards for the environment that will protect us, our children and grandchildren. Over $12 million has been spent by the County and Ecology on consultants to study the Millennium proposal, and this is money that could be better spent in our local community. It is time to bring the permitting process to a close and make a decision. We must support Americans looking for work. Millennium Bulk Terminals is one way to do that. Please don’t hold them up any longer.