Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0000473 

Received: 5/17/2016 7:47:49 PM
Commenter: Curtis Michael  Belden

Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
I would like to contribute to the public commentary on the Longview port proposal and voice my support. Please support this proposal and help get this project moving. 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. Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the process and for considering my input as you begin reviewing this project.