Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0001256
Received: 5/26/2016 6:22:41 PM
Commenter: Amie Cardona
Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Please consider my comments on the DEIS of the proposed Cowlitz County coal export terminal. This is an excellent project and one that will bring broad-ranging economic benefits to Washington and to the national economic outlook for years to come.
Millennium already handles coal at their site, and they have done so for more than 70 years. This is not a broad departure from current industrial uses and shouldn’t have been treated so. I believe they are a good neighbor and their environmental review should be treated like every other commodity down at the Port of Longview. We need more good corporate citizens in Longview.
It is important that regulatory agencies keep the playing field level by being fair and consistent. The permitting process for this coal export terminal should be similar to other export terminals.