Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0002124
Received: 6/7/2016 5:18:02 PM
Commenter: Andrew Beard
Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Americans urgently need jobs and Millennium Bulk Terminals is ready to provide them. Please approve a reasonable response for the environmental study and help get Americans back to work.
This project is exactly the kind of economic boost that the state really needs. The benefits are numerous. The terminal would create jobs, generate significant new tax revenue, and help attract businesses to our area. In many ways, it can be a source of continued growth for years to come. It is tough to believe that a project with an obvious upside like this has been held up for so long. Those in charge should view this project for its benefits to the community and see it through to the finish. Our citizens are counting on it.
The co-lead agencies are presenting an excellent DEIS process. I urge them to proceed promptly with a final Environmental Impact Statement that allows Millennium Bulk Terminals to become one step closer to building, hiring, and exporting. Under this scenario good paying jobs will come to a community in need. Not only will the local but the regional economy will reap the benefits. Please do the right thing and make this project a reality.