Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0002162
Received: 6/7/2016 6:47:12 PM
Commenter: Carla Anderson
Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
I appreciate the opportunity to weigh in on this development project in Longview.
Current world markets and decision in East Asia re capital allocation over the last decade demonstrate that American coal exports are not necessary to, nor causally-related to, decisions in China, Korea or Japan to build coal-fueled power generation capacity. The environmental impacts will occur regardless of Cowlitz County and Ecology decisions to grant permits for construction of the project-specific docks and terminals in question.
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.