Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0000410
Received: 5/17/2016 6:28:40 PM
Commenter: Ron Dakota
Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
I write today in support of Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export terminal. This is a project that is easy to support because it will benefit families both within and outside of its southwest Washington location. The project presents a path to employment for many let's makes it happen.
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.
Thanks again to the agencies for allowing public comment on this important proposal. It should continue to go forward with much enthusiasm.