Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0001656 

Received: 5/31/2016 6:21:43 PM
Commenter:  Bertolino
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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
The environmental study should move forward in a timely manner. Please allow me to provide my comments in regards to the draft EIS. An excessive review process will further impede the creation of jobs where they are so desperately needed. Cowlitz County has one of the worst unemployment rates in the state, at 8 percent. Solving this jobs crisis needs to be the foremost priority of our government. And, indeed, we can have both economic growth and a healthy environment. Millennium is creating hundreds of family-wage jobs AND cleaning up the old Reynolds site, maintaining the health of the Columbia River and using state-of-the-art covered loading and unloading systems at its terminal. So let's get moving as quickly as possible to make this project happen. It's what's best for Washington, and best for our economy and tax base.