Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0000685 

Received: 5/23/2016 12:26:29 PM
Commenter: Jessi  Alward
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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 trade industry is one of the bright spots in an otherwise bleak economy. Please approve the coal export terminal at Cowlitz County and speed up the permitting process to help get our economy moving again. The neighboring Port of Longview owns 275 acres at Barlow Point. Cowlitz County has long recognized that upgrades to the Reynolds Short Line were desired long before Millennium presented its proposal. To serve the industrial and export terminal areas improvements to the Reynolds short line have been desired with or without Millennium’s proposal. Now that the rail corridor has been studied, now it’s time for progress on the Millennium project! Thanks for the ability to comment. I believe the final environmental review needs to be released ASAP!