Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0001668 

Received: 5/31/2016 6:31:06 PM
Commenter: Nicholas  Bostow
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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. At a time when Washington needs jobs, we cannot turn away the kind of opportunity that the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminal would provide. The project would create work right away during construction, and plenty more jobs would stay around to run the terminal. Plus, all of those wages generated would trickle back into our local and state economies. At a time when our state unemployment rates are below the national average, we cannot miss big opportunities for new business like this one. This proposal will see that jobs are returned, the local and regional economy is stimulated, tax revenues are increased, and environmental standards are maintained. This is what Cowlitz County needs in our present economy. Please move the permitting process along as soon as possible. Not only will this create jobs in Washington state, it will also create and sustain hundreds of mining jobs across the country. It's a win for Washington, and a win for the country!