Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0001375 

Received: 5/26/2016 7:25:30 PM
Commenter: Christina 
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Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
Our environment is important to our quality of life, but equally important is the ability to make a living. The proposed coal export terminal in Cowlitz County will strike the right balance between environmental stewardship and economic growth. It should be allowed to move forward. Millennium is proposing to build a coal export terminal on an existing industrial site. This terminal will allow for a prime piece of working waterfront to actually be utilized and generate positive economic benefits in our community. It’s about time! As you well know, an EIS is supposed to take a "hard look at environmental consequences" and reach a decision based on the facts presented. The scope of this document should be limited to the immediate impacted areas so we can keep moving forward. Hundreds of people with families are not only waiting but depending on having the security of a long-term, good-paying job.