Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0000835 

Received: 5/24/2016 12:27:08 PM
Commenter: Charles Childers

Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
I would like to add my support to the proposed port at Longview and ask that the DEIS be accepted as thorough and sufficient. I support Millennium Bulk Terminals site in Cowlitz County. These trains are no different than the coal cars we’ve transported through our state for many decades. In reality, not one ton more of coal will be used globally because of U.S. exports, and the net gain in greenhouse gas emissions is insignificant. If we don’t build these terminals, energy suppliers will just look elsewhere for their supply! The co-lead agencies are presenting an excellent DEIS process. I urge them to proceed promptly with a final Environmental Impact Statement that allows Millennium Bulk Terminals to become one step closer to building, hiring, and exporting. Under this scenario good paying jobs will come to a community in need. Not only will the local but the regional economy will reap the benefits. Please do the right thing and make this project a reality. Sincerely, Charles w childers None 98632