Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0000539 

Received: 5/19/2016 5:43:02 PM
Commenter: Timothy J.  Brickell
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Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
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Submission Text
As someone who treasures the natural beauty of the American west, I ask that the environmental study for the Longview port proposal be accepted as thorough and sufficient. The planning behind this project is thorough and careful and will do much for utilizing our natural resources without compromising the environment. Washington can have BOTH economic growth and a healthy environment. Millennium contributes to both. It will create hundreds of family-wage jobs and has already commenced the clean up of the Reynolds Aluminum site. It will make it cheaper and faster for Washington exporters to get their goods to market and will comply with all existing environmental regulations. The company will contribute to reducing Cowlitz 8% unemployment and will use the cleanest covered loading and unloading conveyors available. And it will contribute to Longview’s quality of life at the same time as ensuring that approaching coal cars have surfactants effectively reducing coal dust to non- significant levels. We must support Americans looking for work. Millennium Bulk Terminals is one way to do that. Please don’t hold them up any longer.