Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0001562
Received: 5/31/2016 5:11:21 PM
Commenter: Jennifer Benson
Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
I am writing today to express my support for the Millennium Bulk Terminals project in Longview. I am glad for the opportunity to voice my support of this important project.
Stopping the coal terminal will not stop Asia from importing coal, but it will stop them from using high quality coal mined in the United States. Other suppliers on the market will fill this demand with coal that has increased mercury, sulfur and nitrogen oxides. During the permitting process, officials should remember the fact that not one ton more of coal will be used globally because of this project, and the net gain in greenhouse gas emissions is insignificant.
Now's the time to utilize trade infrastructure. The Millennium Bulk Terminals project is one step closer to being able to participate in this vital business. Thanks to the agencies for considering my comments.