Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0002075 

Received: 6/7/2016 4:36:17 PM
Commenter: Emily  Arthun
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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
The proposed coal export terminal at Longview should be approved. Millennium Bulk Terminals has a clear and environmentally-sound plan that will be studied to make this port a reality and it will do much to contribute to the economy and vitality of the region and the country. 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. Thank you for taking my comment and for providing the opportunity to weigh in. I believe strongly in this project and hope that you will consider the strong commitment Millennium has made to restoring and protecting the environment in our community.