Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0000642 

Received: 5/20/2016 1:37:17 PM
Commenter: Hugh Brown

Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
It is with great concern for the environment that I write to ask your support of the Millennium Bulk Terminals proposed Longview coal export project. The pains that have been taken to strike a balance between environmental and economic concerns is impressive. This project is an example of how ports should be developed and I would like to see it move forward without delay. This draft EIS is exhaustive and quite frankly, overreaching. For instance, because the proposal is a terminal proposal, the use of the bulk commodity by a third party is a superseding and intervening cause to the combustion of coal. As a result of these superseding causes, the construction and operation of the terminal is not a proximate cause of the combustion of coal. Enough already! Thank you for accepting comments for this important project. Please make the necessary steps to move forward on its approval as soon as possible.