Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0001280 

Received: 5/26/2016 6:36:55 PM
Commenter: Kevin  black

Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
The environmental study for the Cowlitz County port should be completed expeditiously. Any American operation that puts people back to work should be supported in these tough economic times. 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 â€" 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. Thank you for the chance to make my voice heard on this very important issue. I think this project has the potential to transform the community and I hope that you will take that into account as you begin your review of the project.