Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0000697 

Received: 5/23/2016 12:43:59 PM
Commenter: Josh  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
Let's get moving on the Longview coal export terminal! This project has been on hold for four years awaiting permits. These environmental studies need to get moving. Railroads have always been a part of our community. While rail traffic can create some inconvenience as we wait for a train to pass, the railroad means we can get goods to market. This is essential to support the jobs and taxes that sustain our community. Rail traffic increases and decreases over time. The Draft EIS did not need to consider rail traffic in states beyond WA, but now that its done, I support the final EIS and progress for this project. I urge you not to be swayed by outside fanatics who do not care about our county or our people. The environmental review process for Millennium Bulk Terminals should be held to the same standard as every other port or infrastructure project. We have a very fair and comprehensive process in place, and I question the motives of those who say otherwise. Thank you for your consideration.