Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0000921
Received: 5/24/2016 5:12:14 PM
Commenter: Jerry Davis II
Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
I appreciate the opportunity to weigh in on this development project in Longview.
Media coverage would have us believe that transporting coal by rail through our state is unprecedented, it’s not. We’ve transported coal through our state for many decades. The objections about coal dust are coming from squeaky wheel environmentalists speaking on personal conviction rather than scientific fact. An overwhelming majority of the state supports coal exports if they meet environmental requirements, and I do too. Local, state and federal regulators should consider that Washington can have BOTH economic growth and a healthy environment.
When faced with a poor economic outlook, one must look for ways to improve the situation. Millennium Bulk Terminals proposed project at Longview offers a solution and deserves a fair scoping process. Thank you.