Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0002182
Received: 6/7/2016 7:02:42 PM
Commenter: Lisa Ackerman
Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Please consider my comments on the DEIS of the proposed Cowlitz County coal export terminal. This is an excellent project and one that will bring broad-ranging economic benefits to Washington and to the national economic outlook for years to come.
Millennium already handles coal at their site, and they have done so for more than 70 years. This is not a broad departure from current industrial uses and should be treated as such. An environmental review of this time and scope should not have been needed to redevelop an old smelter site. The Draft EIS is sufficient, it’s time to move forward.
I appreciate the agencies’ hard work on reviewing this project. Please don’t let it get bogged down in an expanded scope of review. This old industrial site needs a new life.