Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0001952 

Received: 6/6/2016 2:04:42 PM
Commenter: George  Christison
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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
I'm writing in support of Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export terminal in southwest Washington. I recommend you move forward now that the draft environmental study is complete. It will create jobs and economic benefit for a wide region. Isn’t an EIS supposed to study the environmental impacts above and beyond what exists today? The old Reynolds site, where Millennium is located, has already been paved, piped and pulled carbon around for 70 years. The permits for this coal export facility were submitted over 4 years ago. Surely it can’t take much more time to conduct this environmental review.It’s an existing industrial site and it should not take another 70 years to get a permit for redevelopment. I urge you not to be swayed by outside fanatics who do not care about our county or our people. The environmental review process for Millennium Bulk Terminals should be held to the same standard as every other port or infrastructure project. We have a very fair and comprehensive process in place, and I question the motives of those who say otherwise. Thank you for your consideration.