Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0001876 

Received: 6/2/2016 6:23:51 PM
Commenter: Kathie  Bailey
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Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
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Submission Text
The Department of Ecology should speedily complete the permitting for Millennium Bulk Terminals. GHG from the use of coal and nationwide rail capacity should not have been included in this study, but now that they’ve been included and thoroughly studied â€" it’s time to move this proposal forward! This study is about the ability for America to ship all products through this terminal; rail capacity and use of coal is not an appropriate environmental consideration. The Millennium Bulk Terminal project will renew an old industrial site, create hundreds of good paying jobs and is consistent with Washington's strict environmental standards while strengthen the nation's trade economy for many of America's manufacturers. It is important that regulatory agencies keep the playing field level by being fair and consistent. The permitting process for this coal export terminal should be similar to other export terminals. Regulatory agencies should be consistent and fair throughout the permitting process. Transportation infrastructure is key to the success of America and its economy. Please move forward expeditiously and fairly in this permitting process.