Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0002224
Received: 6/7/2016 7:36:23 PM
Commenter: Jeffery Childers
Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Our environment is important to our quality of life, but equally important is the ability to make a living. The proposed coal export terminal in Cowlitz County will strike the right balance between environmental stewardship and economic growth. It should be allowed to move forward.
Millennium has helped clean up the old Reynolds facility and the Columbia River. The old industrial site had degraded water quality and fish habitats on the river. Millennium has completely turned this around. Millennium has demonstrated a commitment to do everything in its power to contribute to the well-being of the community and local environment. If you ask people in Longview what they think of Millennium, they will tell you they are a good neighbor, good employer and responsible steward of our environment.
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.