Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0002176 

Received: 6/7/2016 6:58:10 PM
Commenter: Jerry  Caudle

Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
Despite all the rhetoric to the contrary about coal exports, I firmly believe you can have both good family-wage jobs and be good stewards of the environment. It doesn’t have to be a choice of one over the other. Longview is home to many undeveloped and underutilized industrial properties, including multiple locations in the Port of Longview, Barlow Point, and the Mint Farm to name a few. It will take a visionary company to come in and take on the type of cleanup and redevelopment that is needed at the old Reynold’s site when it would be easier to develop on a greenfield industrial zoned neighboring property. It will be a major economic cost to the community if we DON’T have Millennium fully operational. Enough with the schedule delays, bring this process to a close.