Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0001973 

Received: 6/6/2016 2:21:23 PM
Commenter: Brian  Darrington

Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
I support American jobs and the proposed port at Longview will create much needed employment for hundreds of Americans. Please include my comments as part of the public response to Millennium Bulk Terminals plan. The neighboring Port of Longview owns 275 acres at Barlow Point. Cowlitz County has long recognized that upgrades to the Reynolds Short Line were desired long before Millennium presented its proposal. To serve the industrial and export terminal areas improvements to the Reynolds short line have been desired with or without Millennium’s proposal. Now that the rail corridor has been studied, now it’s time for progress on the Millennium project! There might not be many who know how much coal is used in everyday occurrences, but for those who do, know Millennium’s project holds the promise of long-term economic stability and prosperity to an area of the country that is sorely lacking in both. Thanks for reading my comments.