Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0000302
Received: 5/10/2016 7:28:45 PM
Commenter: Edward Bathen
Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
I am writing about the Millennium coal export project. I believe this project is good for the community.
Media coverage would have us believe that transporting coal by rail through our state is unprecedentedâ€"it’s not. We’ve transported coal through our state for many decades. The objections about coal dust are coming from squeaky wheel environmentalists speaking on personal conviction rather than scientific fact. An overwhelming majority of the state supports coal exports if they meet environmental requirements, and I do too. Local, state and federal regulators should consider that Washington can have BOTH economic growth and a healthy environment.
I can't think of one good reason why this port shouldn't move forward. I hope my comments will be considered and added to those of others asking for approval of this great project.