Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0000583 

Received: 5/19/2016 6:28:14 PM
Commenter: Clara  Curran
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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
The environmental study should move forward in a timely manner. Please allow me to provide my comments in regards to the draft EIS. The Millennium Bulk Terminals Project in Longview is a perfect example of an opportunity that could provide the positive and necessary transformation of a long depressed region. I encourage you not to delay moving the project forward. Let’s be clear the project should and will go through careful review to ensure compliance with existing laws. But I urge you not to put up new road blocks to the hundreds of middle class jobs and millions in tax revenues this project will bring to the region. These projects should be reviewed like any other project without special bias based on the type of commodity being exported. Our community cannot afford to delay the jobs that this project will bring. Thank you for taking my comment and for providing the opportunity to weigh in. I believe strongly in this project and hope that you will consider the strong commitment Millennium has made to restoring and protecting the environment in our community.