Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0001554
Received: 5/31/2016 5:06:28 PM
Commenter: Jay Burkhart
Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
I support American jobs in the trade industry and ask that Millennium Bulk Terminals be moved forward in a timely manner.
Coal exports are a huge opportunity for the Northwest. The infrastructure coal companies are creating will expand trade of all kinds, from apples to software. At a time of increased competition from both West and East Coast ports, Washington needs to seize these opportunities to expand trade and create thousands of family-wage jobs.
Cowlitz County is fraught with uncertainty. Millennium’s proposal, however, offers all the economic benefits of a long-term port facility without any of the uncertainty. Coal is needed by other countries to help shape their future and enhance their quality of life. Let's give other countries the living standards we have for ourselves.