Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0000979 

Received: 5/24/2016 5:45:59 PM
Commenter: Greg Badger

Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the draft EIS for this extremely important project. I have been waiting for this opportunity for a very long time, and having now reviewed the draft EIS, I can see why it has taken so long. You have taken an unnecessarily broad scope and studied each aspect of it to death. Unlike many port operations, Millennium occupies a location without immediate residential neighborhoods, AND it is an existing brownfield site. It should be understood that alternate locations do not exist for situating an export coal facility with the necessary water and rail access without gentrification impacts