Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0002180 

Received: 6/7/2016 7:00:53 PM
Commenter: Patricia Baumann

Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
In a time that has included seeing neighbors and friends out of work and under-employed, we need to encourage economic development. In my opinion, that cannot happen soon enough. That is why I am writing today. Right off the bat, Millennium began working with the Department of Ecology to clean up the old Reynolds smelter site. In addition Millennium is working to restore the natural habitat along the Columbia River, it has removed and replaced old pilings, and has brought the existing dock up to minimum standards. Why has this project’s permits for the export terminal taken so long? All this delay has done is postpone the cleanup and restoration of a great industrial port site. Here I see an opportunity to return many critically needed jobs to Washington State. It is paramount for the local, state, and national economies to seize every option they have to aid in their recovery. I urge you to take these comments in consideration and let’s get Millennium Bulk Terminals to begin hiring and exporting. Thank you.