Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0000679 

Received: 5/23/2016 12:20:02 PM
Commenter: David  Christensen
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Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
Moving this project forward is important to me, my family and my community. This draft EIS is sufficient and it is time to move forward. We (Americans) take readily available power for granted, and unlike the rest of the US that relies on coal for electrical power, in the northwest we take hydropower for granted. The majority of countries in the world do not have continuous and reliable power, and if they do it is usually coal power. A sense of balance should be made when looking at the environmental impacts verses the worldwide health, social and economic benefits of coal based power. This proposal will see that jobs are returned, the local and regional economy is stimulated, tax revenues are increased, and environmental standards are maintained. This is what Cowlitz County needs in our present economy. Please move the permitting process along as soon as possible.