Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0001517
Received: 5/31/2016 4:34:09 PM
Commenter: Brian Artman
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.
Washington can have BOTH economic growth and a healthy environment. Millennium contributes to both. It will create hundreds of family-wage jobs and has already commenced the clean up of the Reynolds Aluminum site. It will make it cheaper and faster for Washington exporters to get their goods to market and will comply with all existing environmental regulations. The company will contribute to reducing Cowlitz 8% unemployment and will use the cleanest covered loading and unloading conveyors available. And it will contribute to Longview’s quality of life at the same time as ensuring that approaching coal cars have surfactants effectively reducing coal dust to non- significant levels.
Here I see an opportunity to return many critically needed jobs to Washington State. It is paramount for the local, state, and national economies to seize every option they have to aid in their recovery. I urge you to take these comments in consideration and let’s get Millennium Bulk Terminals to begin hiring and exporting. Thank you.