Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0000964
Received: 5/24/2016 5:37:06 PM
Commenter: Jimmy Davis
Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
This is a great use of an old industrial site. We need more companies willing to clean up and utilize brownfield sites.
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.
Thanks again to the agencies for allowing public comment on this important proposal. It should continue to go forward with much enthusiasm.