Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0001669 

Received: 5/31/2016 6:31:56 PM
Commenter: claudine  cruse

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 contribute to the comments for the Millennium Bulk Terminals Longview draft EIS. I support this project and hope to see it up and running as soon as possible. The Millennium Bulk Terminals Project in Longview is a perfect example of an opportunity that could provide the positive and necessary transformation of a long depressed region. I encourage you not to delay moving the project forward. Let’s be clear the project should and will go through careful review to ensure compliance with existing laws. But I urge you not to put up new road blocks to the hundreds of middle class jobs and millions in tax revenues this project will bring to the region. These projects should be reviewed like any other project without special bias based on the type of commodity being exported. Our community cannot afford to delay the jobs that this project will bring. The agencies are doing a great job of evaluating Millennium Bulk Terminals port proposal. I am convinced that this project’s permit should move forward without further delay.