Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0001988 

Received: 6/6/2016 2:38:00 PM
Commenter: Edward  Cassat
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Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
There's no time like the present to support the draft study as it relates to the port at Longview. We need the economic boost this port will provide and the world needs American coal. Railroads have always been a part of our community. While rail traffic can create some inconvenience as we wait for a train to pass, the railroad means we can get goods to market. This is essential to support the jobs and taxes that sustain our community. Rail traffic increases and decreases over time. The Draft EIS did not need to consider rail traffic in states beyond WA, but now that its done, I support the final EIS and progress for this project. The opening of Millennium Bulk Terminals proposed coal export facility will have a significantly positive impact not only on the state of Washington but the entire country. So I not only urge you to keep this permitting process moving forward at an efficient pace, but to also to accept the DEIS as sufficient. Thank you.