Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0001364
Received: 5/26/2016 7:20:45 PM
Commenter: Brett Christensen
Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
I appreciate the opportunity to weigh in on this development project in Longview.
Millennium is improving our local environment by cleaning up an industrial site. I support their plans to redevelop the site into a world-class terminal. The project will create much-needed construction and operation jobs, greatly benefit the local economy, and contribute to Washington State’s role in international trade. The project proposal includes safeguards for the environment that will protect us, our children and grandchildren. Over $12 million has been spent by the County and Ecology on consultants to study the Millennium proposal, and this is money that could be better spent in our local community. It is time to bring the permitting process to a close and make a decision.
Despite some negative opinions, this permitting process will produce facts that show a modern port can be planned by a company, then evaluated by an agency to provide ways for production portals, while at the same time protecting the environment and enhancing the socio-economics of a region. It will be a job well done!