Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0001274
Received: 5/26/2016 6:33:25 PM
Commenter: Matt Campbell
Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
The Millennium Bulk Terminals proposed coal export terminal should be approved and the port should be allowed to move forward. It's good for Washington and her neighbors.
Remember the fact that as Columbia River vessel traffic has declined 30%, from a peak of 2021 ships in the year 2000 to 1404 ships in 2011, increased vessel traffic as the increased volume will be replacing lost vessel traffic not increasing total volumes. Millennium will be a positive impact of increased vessel traffic in such areas as reducing pilotage costs and increasing the port service infrastructure (e.g. additional tugs to serve the lower Columbia River).
Thanks again to the agencies for allowing public comment on this important proposal. It should continue to go forward with much enthusiasm.