Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0001998
Received: 6/6/2016 2:47:56 PM
Commenter: Jason Bishop
Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
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.
An excessive review process will further impede the creation of jobs where they are so desperately needed. Cowlitz County has one of the worst unemployment rates in the state, at 8 percent. Solving this jobs crisis needs to be the foremost priority of our government. And, indeed, we can have both economic growth and a healthy environment. Millennium is creating hundreds of family-wage jobs AND cleaning up the old Reynolds site, maintaining the health of the Columbia River and using state-of-the-art covered loading and unloading systems at its terminal.
I appreciate the opportunity to add my thoughts to the public comment period. The agencies should proceed to the next phase as quickly as possible.