Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0001713
Received: 5/31/2016 10:37:49 PM
Commenter: William Brake
Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Rumbling Rail Cars in the Pacific Northwest
And all this for $10.48 per Rail Car Tax Revenues that 40 % go to Cowlitz County and 60 % go to the State of Washington.
With 122 Tons of Coal in a Rail Car and coal marketable at about $40.00 per ton or around $5,000 , there is a lot of middle man operations from the mine to the burner tip that are making a lot of money - not the taxing authorities.
Vancouver, Spokane, Pasco, and all the other locations in Washington State may ultimately get a share of the State Tax Revenues but don't bet on it as it will be swallowed into the General fund.
All the Locations in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado Get NOTHING.
Lastly for all the EMPTY Rail Cars rumbling down the tracks - You Get NOTHING.
I support the No Action Alterative for the Millennium Bulk Terminals Longview Coal Export Terminal.