Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0001019 

Received: 5/24/2016 6:10:09 PM
Commenter: Michael L  Archibald

Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
I appreciate the chance to comment on a proposal like Millennium Bulk Terminals that is crucial to the future success of Washington. The Millennium Bulk Terminals Project in Longview is a perfect example of an opportunity that could provide the positive and necessary transformation of a long depressed region. I encourage you not to delay moving the project forward. Let’s be clear the project should and will go through careful review to ensure compliance with existing laws. But I urge you not to put up new road blocks to the hundreds of middle class jobs and millions in tax revenues this project will bring to the region. These projects should be reviewed like any other project without special bias based on the type of commodity being exported. Our community cannot afford to delay the jobs that this project will bring. 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.