Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0001681 

Received: 5/31/2016 6:41:03 PM
Commenter: Toy  Buell
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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 proposed coal export terminal at Longview should be approved. Millennium Bulk Terminals has a clear and environmentally-sound plan that will be studied to make this port a reality and it will do much to contribute to the economy and vitality of the region and the country. MBT has received a thorough and comprehensive draft EIS review one five years in the making. If we don’t take the next step forward and turn this vision into a reality, it’s going to be citizens like myself and my family suffering the consequences. Our state desperately needs the jobs and revenue this project would create. That is why we must take the next step forward with MBT and move it from vision to reality. The co-lead agencies are presenting an excellent DEIS process. I urge them to proceed promptly with a final Environmental Impact Statement that allows Millennium Bulk Terminals to become one step closer to building, hiring, and exporting. Under this scenario good paying jobs will come to a community in need. Not only will the local but the regional economy will reap the benefits. Please do the right thing and make this project a reality.