Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0002150 

Received: 6/7/2016 6:38:03 PM
Commenter: Dan  Barnes
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Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
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Submission Text
Southwest WA is suffering economically. I wish to voice my support for the proposed port at Millennium because I would like to see more projects like this be successful so that our economy can benefit. Isn’t an EIS supposed to study the environmental impacts above and beyond what exists today? The old Reynolds site, where Millennium is located, has already been paved, piped and pulled carbon around for 70 years. The permits for this coal export facility were submitted over 4 years ago. Surely it can’t take much more time to conduct this environmental review.It’s an existing industrial site and it should not take another 70 years to get a permit for redevelopment. Cowlitz County is fraught with uncertainty. Millennium’s proposal, however, offers all the economic benefits of a long-term port facility without any of the uncertainty. Coal is needed by other countries to help shape their future and enhance their quality of life. Let's give other countries the living standards we have for ourselves.