Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0001945
Received: 6/6/2016 1:59:53 PM
Commenter: Donna Childers
Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
As someone who treasures the natural beauty of the American west, I ask that the environmental study for the Longview port proposal be accepted as thorough and sufficient. The planning behind this project is thorough and careful and will do much for utilizing our natural resources without compromising the environment.
Millennium is cleaning up the former Reynolds Aluminum site and protecting the Columbia River ecosystem at no taxpayer expense. It has made a major environmental contribution to Longview and the state of Washington because it knows it’s the right thing to do. It has spared no expense with covered loading and unloading facilities at the terminal. And the coal train loads arriving at the terminal will all be covered with surfactants that effectively reduce coal dust, eliminating any serious concerns.
I can't think of one good reason why this port shouldn't move forward. I hope my comments will be considered and added to those of others asking for approval of this great project.