Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0001628 

Received: 5/31/2016 6:02:19 PM
Commenter: Charlene  Bandy-Smith
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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
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the draft EIS for this extremely important project. I have been waiting for this opportunity for a very long time, and having now reviewed the draft EIS, I can see why it has taken so long. You have taken an unnecessarily broad scope and studied each aspect of it to death. GHG from the use of coal and nationwide rail capacity should not have been included in this study, but now that they’ve been included and thoroughly studied it’s time to move this proposal forward! 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!