Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0001218
Received: 5/26/2016 6:00:25 PM
Commenter: Kevyn Arnold
Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Our state is trade dependent and a critical part of the import/export infrastructure of the West coast. International trade is essential to the economy of Washington and supports many family-wage jobs.
Washington can have BOTH economic growth and a healthy environment. Millennium contributes to both. It will create hundreds of family-wage jobs and has already commenced the clean up of the Reynolds Aluminum site. It will make it cheaper and faster for Washington exporters to get their goods to market and will comply with all existing environmental regulations. The company will contribute to reducing Cowlitz 8% unemployment and will use the cleanest covered loading and unloading conveyors available. And it will contribute to Longview’s quality of life at the same time as ensuring that approaching coal cars have surfactants effectively reducing coal dust to non- significant levels.
Millennium Bulk Terminals in Longview is offering to create jobs and livelihoods in a beautiful area of the country. This project deserves support for all the benefits it will provide. Thank you for letting me lend my support to it.